A series of photos that capture our children in moments of play, reading, creating, and being happy. Along with the photo are quotes about children, childhood, and all things related. I hope to add more later on.
Besides being pumpkin spiced latte season, Fall is an amazing time for pre-K. All the rules and routines have been set and continue to be reinforced and a lot of the fun projects commence. We kick off our Fall unit studying the change we notice outside. From the drop in temperature, the clothes we begin to wear and the change we see in trees and leaves.
Our kids took a neighborhood walk to find fallen leaves. The children collected them during the walk and some even brought some in from their trek from school to home. The leaf collection had a purpose. In the classroom, Ms. Ashely read Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert and our students were really engaged by the beautiful illustrations and hidden animals they saw in the leaves. “A leaf man goes where the wind blows,” and the leaves blew right into our classroom and made the art center its home. They used the leaves along with materials we received from our Beautiful Stuff for Beautiful Learning project and created stunning works of art. Their creativity was unleashed during this time and they were introduced to using glue bottles and scissors. Please stop by to check out our Science Scene bulletin board and see if you can spot your child’s work!
The leaf art wasn’t the only activity that occupied the art center this month. Our students have been listening to many read aloud books about Halloween. During the autumn harvest season, we begin to see many pumpkins and gourds hit our neighborhood stores and they are also being as decorations in and outside many homes. Thanks to KH’s mom, our classroom has a pumpkin of its own! We’ve also obtained 20 gourds or mini pumpkins for our kids to turn into Jack-o-lanterns to take home at the end of the month.
We are mid way through the month and very excited to see what else October has in store for us! As the temperature drops and snow may soon be in the forecast we want to make sure all our children are warm and prepared to play outdoors.
Last year, through DonorsChoose.org, we were able to secure hats, scarves, and gloves for all of our students. Outdoor play is a crucial part of our day and the cold will not stop us from enjoy our playground. We were very fortunate this year to get our project “Warm and Toasty in the Cold and Snow!” funded.
When the weather starts getting colder, we will give out the winter attire. We ask that your child bring them to school every day during the winter. They may use them outside of school whenever it is needed but please make sure they have it for outdoor play as well! After the winter, it is theirs to keep.
We do hope to get some healthy snacks for our kids through DonorsChoose.org. If you would like to spread the word or support it yourself, the link is below.
Currently in my eighth year of teaching Pre-K at an early childhood elementary school.