Pumpkins and Apples

Thank you Chiles Orchard for hosting us for a wonderful morning of pumpkins and apples!  We learned the parts of the apples.  We learned about how apples and pumpkins grow.  We all hopped aboard the tractor for a beautiful ride around the orchard where we picked and tasted delicious apples.  Next we continued on the tractor to the pumpkin patch!  We each picked our own pumpkins.  We saw how the the pumpkins grow on vines.  Next we returned to the apple shed where we enjoyed a tasty treat of Apple cider and Apple cinnamon donut!  The weather was perfect!

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Inventors!

Our letter of the week this week was I and what an awesome opportunity to learn about inventors!  The kids had such a great week tinkering with things that they might not be able to tinker with on a daily basis.  With the help of our school families, we were able to explore the insides of things like an old computer and a phone.  We explored marble runs and we used real hammers and screwdrivers!  They loved exploring!  We had yarn contraptions throughout the classroom.  We learned who invented the stoplight, the telephone, and bifocals!  The kids even created their own inventions!  They made a harmonica!  What a great week to play, learn, and explore!

 

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Seasons

This week we are learning about the Seasons.  We used our senses, we technology, we even acted  out the seasons by catching the falling leaves and making snow angels!!  What fun we had this week with our friend Squawker the parrot.  He brings us new season words to learn so that we can expand our vocabulary.  The children have found so much joy in the visits from our parrot friend.

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We also began our Specials this week.  Mrs. Susanne shared with us her love of Art by incorporating famous pieces of Art with seasons.  The children were so proud of the things they created!

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