Thursday, October 11, 2012

Fall, Figures and Fun

Lots of great things have been happening at preschool this week. We have been working on Math, the letter W, and having so much fun enjoying the Fall. Here is a wrap-up of some of our activities this week. 


5 Little Pumpkins 
5 Little Pumpkins sitting on a gate
The 1st one said, "Oh my it's getting late!"
The 2nd one said, "There is a chill in the air."
(or "There is Witches in the air")
The 3rd one said, "But we don't care."
The 4th one said, "We're ready for some FUN!"
The 5th one said, "Let's Run and Run and Run."
Woooooooooo  went the wind
OUT went the lights.
And the 5 little pumpkins rolled out of sight. 

The Ghosts Go Gliding One By One
The ghosts go gliding one by one 
Woooo Woooo
The ghost go gliding one by one
Woooo Wooo
The ghosts go gliding one by one
The little one tripped on a skeleton 
And they all go gliding down the street to trick or treat.

Repeat with...
2.  The little one stopped when I said Boo
3. The little one stopped when she saw ME
4. The little stopped to knock on a door

Dramatic Play
The tomato vines made for a perfect spooky decoration for the playhouse. This has lead to all sorts of ideas on how to make our little house haunted. 

The baby is about as creepy as it gets, but the kids don't seem to care.

We found a crack in one of our pumpkins. We decided we should open it and investigate it. There was only one problem, our knife (or maybe the teacher) wasn't strong enough. So we took turns throwing it on the floor until it broke. :) That was a lot more fun anyway! We also enjoyed talking about "guts," scooping out seeds and later eating them.

For the last couple weeks we have been working on Fall Counting Books. Each page has a certain number of fall related objects. We have drawn them, stamped them and even used stickers on some of the pages. Each child's book is unique, because they are allowed to choose what object they included for each number. They are all at different stages of writing and drawing. We have been extending our Fall Math at circle time with patterns, counting activities and songs.

Fall Counting Plates

These were two opportunities the children had to express their more creative sides. Both activities were available at the table without real instruction on the activity itself.  The results were both creative and inspiring.