In October the class was busy measuring, weighing and hypothesizing about how many seeds were in our white pumpkin. While One of our friends went round recording data the rest of the group were working on how to make our pumpkin into a Jack O Lantern. Our pumpkin now sits at our science table changing his form everyday. The class is keeping track of him closely. This will lead into a decomposing discussion and be a great transition into our classroom compost that we will soon begin. You may also notice some chocolate mint in a bottle at our science table as well, we are seeing if we can grow roots and transplant it in a pot for our classroom. The children were all excited to smell it and eat it when I first bought it from my garden before the frost. Friends are also busy taking maple logs and sanding them into natural blocks for our collection of building materials.
Rachel has been busy working on some great Halloweeny projects. sewing pumpkin pillows was a big hit with everyone as well as making monster shakes and dirt cups to eat for special snacks. Rachel also recycled boxes to create the classrooms very own Spooky Town including a road with cars to make it in town.
Jonathan introduced the Folded Paper Game to the class, giggles and laughs could be heard from both the children and the parents participating. While the lights were off to view our lit Jack O Lantern, Jonathan began a spooky tale about Shmeath Elementary that has now transformed into the class’s very own book, illustrated by the class.
This month due to the fact that we have seen so many acts of kindness we will be beginning a warm and fuzzy jar. For every kind word said or any helpful act done the class will earn a warm and fuzzy! When our jar is full the class will celebrate together with a special warm and fuzzy treat.
We also have started “Roll into reading”, This is where tootsie rolls are earned during homework and reading time. Friends then glue their wrapper onto a construction paper tootsie roll and write the date that they earned the roll, when they have earned 10 they win a tootsie roll pop!
For this month the themes will be voting , things we are thankful for and some secret cooking and baking secrets.
Days to note:
Tuesday November 6th No school Professional day
Thursday November 8th 1/2 day
Wednesday November 14th 1/2 day
Wednesday November 21st 1/2 day HEDP closes@ 4:45
Thursday November 22nd no school
Friday November 23rd no school
Thursday November 29th 1/2 day
have a wonderful November!!!!
warmly, the 1/2 team