We read this week: Fletcher and the Falling Leaves by Julia Rawlinson
The Frog Prince (Classic Fairy Tale)
The Frog Prince Continued by Jon Scieszka
One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban
Our question of the week was "What is one reason you like the Fall?"
theme of the week, we talked about and did activities that highlight some seasonal changes that happen in the fall.
We made a fall themed tree using paint and Q-tips. I like to let my kids create their own art. so they even made their own tree trunks! (great cutting practice!!) I saw this done on this page.
We made fall wreaths with fall colors. We used orange tissue paper, red and brown construction paper and yellow feathers. This project let us talk about why we associate the colors with the season.
We had fun collecting leaves from all around outside and then sorted them by size, and then by color.
Using those leaves that we collected, we then made leaf rubbings!
I made a new mural for our library center and the kids made acorns! I drew the outline of the acorn on brown construction paper. Then they glued torn up brown paper bags fro the "cap" and we glued on oatmeal for the bottom.
"This is an octagon, this is an octagon,
How can you tell? How can you tell?
It had 8 sides,
And looks like a stop sign,
It's an octagon, it's an octagon."
I made these worksheets that reinforces the one to one concept. They kids practice writing the number and have to color a square for each picture that they see.
We went "fishing for F's". On cutouts of fish I wrote letters A-F. I put a paperclip on each fish and the kids used a fishing pole with a magnet on the end to catch a fish! They had to name the letter they got. If it was and F, they got to keep it, and if it was a different letter they had to "throw it back in".
We danced the Hokey Pokey, pretending that we were foxes (bushy tails, pointy ears, paws) Love it!
And with the F addition, our wall now looks like...
We got into a competition with the older class for who could think of more words.. by the end of the week both classes tied! It was an awesome job done by both classes. Our list for words beginning with F's was awesome. Here it is!