LOTS OF OCTOBER FUN!
What a wonderful week of pumpkins! We finished our pumpkins to hang on our bulletin board and did our own take of the nursery rhyme Peter, Peter pumpkin eater. On Wednesday we learned all about how pumpkins grow and what they can be used for. I brought in a carving pumpkin and each child helped me scoop out the pulp. Some needed gloves, but they all dug in. We studied the pumpkin seeds and then tried them (a different batch that was already baked), we followed this by asking if they liked pumpkin seeds. Most of them really liked them, but all of them tried the seeds. We then carved our pumpkin to make a "real-live" Jack O' Lantern, you can see our masterpiece smiling at you as it sits in front of the school. On Friday we read the book "The Legend of Spookley the Square pumpkin". It is a great book that teaches each child that being different is what makes us awesome as Spookley saves the day with his odd shape. We then made a Spookley snack where each child spread orange icing onto a graham cracker, added eyes and a mouth and then gobbled him up. This was a very delicious hit! I took a picture of each child with their completed spookley and will add it to the photo album. The photo album is a small album that each child has. They color the front cover the first day of school and color the back cover on the last day. This is interesting to see to see how far they have come in their artistic abilities. Throughout the year I take pictures of the children, playing, trying new things, and activities they do, this way they will always have memories of their year in school, and also so you the parents can see your children in action. We ended the week with our "D"inosaur craft and also had powdered "D"onuts for snack!