Tuesday, October 30, 2012

It's turkey time!

"It's almost time for Thanksgiving, It's almost time for a feast!
 Turkey, potatoes, and cornbread too. I just love pumpkin pie, don't you too?
 Oh, it's almost time for Thanksgiving. I don't think I can wait!
So give thanks for all that you have, And let's celebrate!" (sing to "Take Me Out to the Ballgame")

 We started November a bit early! It's hard to believe Thanksgiving is upon us! Since I've started teaching K, I have really started to love Thanksgiving! What a great holiday filled with so many fun crafts and fun ideas. My new best friend, Pinterest, has some really fun things. :)
Here are some handprint turkey and pumpkins out of pasta. :)
Our dress up center is full of some fun Thanksgiving hats and a teepee with a fire. :)
Here is a turkey I copied and changed a bit from Pinterest. I used a small paper bag for the center part of the turkey. Then I cut a small sack in half and made the turkey legs by wrapping yarn around the ends. I glued the legs to the body. ;)
I made a pumpkin pie with orange construction paper and a pie tin. ;) These pictures remind me of another poem!

 Thanksgiving Feast
 "Thanksgiving table? This is it.
 And a chair where each may sit.
For each a plate, a cup, a spoon.
We'll eat and eat 'til afternoon."

Our feast will be here before we know it!  I've got some past November posts on here with things we make for that. ;)
Hope your November is full of fun!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

~How To Build A Scarecrow~

There are SO many fun fall activities! Here is our journal for next week~ How To Build A Scarecrow.
The fall fun has just begun!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Fall Fun in K!!

O-C-T-O-B-E-R~ October is in the fall! I LOVE fall in the classroom! So many fun things to do with fall things. :) I found our Dramatic Play center idea on Pinterest. What did we do before Pinterest?? I made a pumpkin market. The kiddos love to pretend they are shopping for fall things. I didn't use real pumpkins, just got the fake ones at Target $ spot. :) Then I found some little scarecrows and gourds. Found the cute big scarecrow at Michaels. The kiddos are having such fun! ;)
Our pumpkin market even serves hot chocolate! :)
I covered the kitchen area with orange paper.
Enjoy your cooler fall days, and I hope it's as colorful as the changing leaves!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A VERY Busy Classroom!

Our author of the month is Eric Carle. This week this is our math center. Found the idea on Pinterest, of course! What in the world did we do before Pinterest? :) I have a story starter set that the kiddos are using to put the story in order, and then they are filling out a fun worksheet where the kids can draw their findings.
For journal next week, we are going to do The Very Hungry Children Ate This Many __________________.
So many fun things to do with this GREAT author! We'll be reading his fun books and trying our hand at some art work too. :) Hope you are enjoying fall wherever you are!