Today I'm just going to share a post that I started on October 16th and never quite finished - Pumpkin Day! We went to the Dallas Arboretum on October 13th and just as I suspected, the kids were AMAZED by the many colors, sizes and kinds of pumpkins there and really wanted to know more about pumpkins. So we declared October 14th to be our "Pumpkin Day". (It really would have been a bummer if they hadn't been since I had already planned our pumpkin day and traced 22 pumpkin books!) It was a great week for it because it was a 3 day school week, and with the field trip, really just a 2 day week class wise for us. Here are a couple of things we did:
Read pumpkin books and created a class anchor chart
"Pumpkins grow from a flower on a vine. Pumpkins can be orange or more colors. We saw MANY pumpkins at the Arboretum."
"The pumpkins can be small or big. The pumpkins can be red. When it is Halloween, you can get a pumpkin!"
"Pumpkins can be blue or yellow. They have seeds inside. Pumpkins are round."
We took a lot of neat pictures of bumpy pumpkins, white pumpkins, striped pumpkins, blue pumpkins, giant pumpkins, tiny pumpkins... you name it! My firsties really enjoyed looking back through the pictures the next day and even the next week! If you live in the Dallas area, this is a great time of the year to check out the Arboretum!
I'll be back soon with more things to share - more homework menus, short vowel word sorts, pattern stations... and whatever else I've taken pictures of! Have a great weekend blog friends!