During the month of October, we will be singing our pumpkin song at circle time and reading the Green Monster book. We will continue to sing the ball song to help us learn all our friends names! The children will also be making some fun fall crafts and special ghosts for halloween. The class will also have a fun pumpkin party, where we will eat some pumpkin cookies, hunt for our very own pumpkin and paint one too!
3 Year Old Class:
The Three Year Olds are doing a great job making new friends and adapting to our new class schedule. During October, we will be talking about fall, leaves, pumpkins and fall animals and will be making fun crafts to go along with our discussions. The class will be doing some baking with apples, something the children always enjoy. We are all looking forward to our trip to DePiero's where we will be picking out our Class Pumpkin. The highlight of the month will be showing off our Halloween costumes and celebrating at our parties.
4 Year Old Class:
The apple theme continues into October. The children will taste different colored apples to see which they like best and graph their results. We will read a rhyming book about Christopher Columbus and paint a mural depicting his famous journey to America. Autumn/Fall changes are observed, discussed, and used to create themed projects and skills. The children are looking forward to the pumpkin picking trip where they will enjoy a hay ride through the field, picking their own pumpkin and then having a snack of apple cider and a donut. As we carve the class pumpkin, we will incorporate science, math, and literacy lessons. Journal writing continues weekly based on themes as well as letter recognition. Halloween is always a favorite with the children. Making decorations to adorn the classroom and the school party will be fun. As a class, we will be writing a Halloween story. What child doesn't find spiders and bats enticing? We will discover about these interesting creatures. The Halloween parade and class party is the highlight of the month. Finally, a visit from the firefighters and exploring the fire truck, while the students learn fire safety, makes October a special month for fours.
During the month of October, we will continue our learning through exciting topics revolved around the season. We began our month with an apple theme. The children have learned all about apples - how they grow, what they look like, their different parts, the different kinds, and even what they taste like! While performing our taste test, the kids used their five senses to describe their apple. We then graphed which kind we each liked best! We will have fun practicing numbers, and introducing addition, with the use of apples. Letter recognition and letter-sound association will be reinforced through new vocabulary and literature. Measurements will be introduced when we bake Apple Crisp this Friday! These ideas and concepts will follow through into each new theme. Some other themes this month will include, pumpkins, bats, Christopher Columbus, fire safety, Halloween, and spiders. The children will get to wear their costumes and enjoy lots of goodies when we wrap up the month with a spooktacular Halloween Party!