Friday, November 2, 2018

November 2nd, 2018

 Happy Halloween!

¡y Día de los muertos!

These last two weeks have been all about spooky celebrations! Our first order of business was to decorate the classroom.



and fill up our library of awesomeness.

Then, beginning with spiders, we learned all about spider parts and their webs.



We counted 8 legs...

we learned La araña pequeñita (The itsy bitsy spider)...



and we searched for spider webs outside.

We finger painted in black...

to make our classroom website.

Finger painting also offered us a good opportunity to start learning the letter "e".  While the capital E is easy to learn, the lower case e is one of the most difficult letters of the alphabet (second only to the letter K). 

So we practiced...

we built e's with eyeballs...


we found e's in our names...

we sang to "E Eats Everything"...

and we played with our elephants.

Soon, we were Ee masters.


Next, we had fun with silly monsters.

We followed directions and fed them 1-10 things...

 We read Go Away Big Green Monster...

and we built our own big, green monsters.


We learned about the letter Ff and that F is for Frankenstein...

and feathers.

We also went fishing... for letters A though F.



As it got really close to Halloween, though, we exercised.  A lot.





Because we have SO much energy on Halloween!!!


Happy Halloween!!!

Saturday, October 13, 2018

October 12th, 2018

These last two weeks, we've celebrated all things fall!

Our first order of business was to fall out the classroom.


We got out our scarecrows...

our pine cones and acorns...

and our corn.

We also learned that C is for corn.


We learned about fall leaves.


In Spanish, too.


And we used water colors to paint our own beautiful fall leaves.


We also practiced using scissors, fall style.

Finally, it was pumpkin time!



We painted pumpkins...

counted pumpkins...



made clay pumpkins...

built letter C's with pumpkins (or calabazas)...

and learned Cinco Calabacitas (The Five Little Pumpkins).

Our highlight of the week, however?  Visiting the pumpkin patch!


Once we were back in the classroom, it was time to dissect pumpkins as we learned about their different parts!





We also roasted the seeds.

In between all of this, we made time for our Pioneer friends, too.


We also learned about the letter Dd...



and we earned extra credit when we packed D's in our lunch!

But, our next favorite part of the week was making pumpkin bread using the cut up pieces from the day before.




It was a little late due to a baking malfunction (in which I burned the original loaf).  But, eventually we were able to eat pumpkin bread! 

It's been a good two weeks!