We read this week: Red Fox and His Canoe by Nathaniel Benchley
The Thirsty Moose by David Orme
1 Little, 2 Little, 3 Little Pilgrims by B.G. Hennessey
Thanksgiving Cats by Jean Marzollo
The Very First Thanksgiving by Rhonda Gowler Greene
Our question of the week was "What one thing would you bring on the Mayflower with you?"
which life they would rather live.
We made strawberry juice using strawberries, water and a little bit of honey. The kids got to squish up the strawberries and watch as the juice developed. Everyone tried it, which I was super proud of, and about half of them wanted more!
We sang "Indians and Pilgrims" to the tune of "Row your boat" which I found here.
Beat, beat, beat the drum.
Beat it loud and clear.
Tell the Indians everywhere,
That hunting time is near.
Cut, cut, cut the logs,
Make them long and short,
To help the Pilgrims build a house
A warm and friendly fort.
One of our amazing teachers in the school brought in a special guest for the kids to see. They voted and decided that his name would be Giblet.
We did not talk about a letter, number or shape this week. In preparing for parent teacher conferences, we worked on portfolio assessments. We went over numbers 1-30, all the shapes, patterns and the alphabet, lowercase and capitals.
Each day we did an activity that focused on a letter, 3-7. I got these activities from this book. The kids had to color three of each item in a group.
They had to draw 7 apples on a tree. (I didn't get a picture. =[)
Here's an update from our "planted" pumpkins! We planted them the week of Halloween, and we got a sprout!!
Up next week: Number review week and "We Are Thankful".