This past month we welcomed fall by incorporating nature into our classroom in a variety of ways! We collected acorns to create adorable acorn necklaces, we decorated apple suncatchers that line our classroom windows, created a classroom acorn wreath, and crafted mosaic pumpkins. The kids (and teachers) all participated in an apple taste test and decided on our favorite between 4 apple types. We graphed our results and talked about which was the class favorite. Cortland apples won classroom majority, Macoun and Red Delicious tied for second, and McIntosh finished in last.
Our field trip to the fire station was a great success. As we arrived at the station we got to experience the firefighters get a call and jump to action. When they returned, the kids got to climb aboard and explore the firetruck, as well as do Q&A with the firefighters.
We ended off the month using our sense of touch, smell, and sight to investigate a pumpkin! On Halloween we dissolved candy pumpkins in different solvents and predicted which liquid would dissolve the candy fastest. It was a sight to see!
We have lots of exciting things planned for November! We will be starting off with an election day of our own, giving the kids a chance to experience what it’s like to vote for something that will impact them (much smaller scale in their case!). We will also focus on giving thanks and what it means to be kind to others. We will be making cards to go in the bags that HEDP is putting together to bring to the West Roxbury Veterans Home. As we move towards Thanksgiving we are going to discuss what we are grateful for and how we can show it through our words and actions. Looking forward to a great month!
Dates to note:
Tuesday 11/8: No School- Election Day
Friday 11/11: No School-Veterans Day
Wednesday 11/23: HEDP closes at 4:45
Thursday 11/24: No School-Thanksgiving