Archive | October 2017

Monsters, and Witches, and Ghouls…Oh My!

‘Tis the season for monsters!  The children worked with our “Big Buddies” to create a math monster.  By generating addition equations with dice, the buddies created a “recipe” for their math monster.  The equations dictated the number of eyes, ears, mouths, etc. their monster should have.  Then they had to use their combined imagination to draw their monster.  I was extremely impressed by the children’s creativity.

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A great big Thank You to the moms who came to our class to help with our Halloween craft.  The children had a wonderful time making pumpkin mummies and decorating goodies bags for our Halloween treats.

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This year’s Literary Pumpkins were amazing!  Great job on all who helped decorated our Halloween Parade path.

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The children looked amazing in their Halloween costumes for our annual Halloween parade.  Our class had a fabulous week!

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Pumpkin Patch

On Thursday, our class went to the Pumpkin Patch set up by our wonderful PTA.  Each child was able to select and take home a pumpkin.  The children were very excited and had a wonderful time.  Thank you to the PTA for organizing this awesome event!

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This entry was posted on October 14, 2017.

STEM Lab

Our class went to the STEM Lab for the first time this year!  We met our STEM teacher, Mrs. Wicks, who taught us that STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.  For our first lab investigation, we used the scientific method to learn how germs spread through contact.  By using glitter to represent germs, each team of children started with only 1 color glitter on their hands.  After shaking hands with children from other teams, they were surprised to find that the glitter on their hands had transferred (spread) to everyone they touched.  What a powerful visual of how germs travel!

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This entry was posted on October 8, 2017.

Apples, Apples, Everywhere

This week we learned about John Chapman (a.k.a. Johnny Appleseed) and did many activities with apples in honor of Johnny Appleseed Day which is September 26th.  The children had fun learning how the apple tree changes with each season.  We studied the parts of an apple. We even played apple themed games.  We ended our apple mini unit by tasting applesauce. Yum!

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