The month of September was quite special. We were able to return to Amarillo and were very happy to do so! We welcomed our returning friends as well as our new friends and had a lot of fun getting to know each other with our “all about me” unit. We also revisited Peace Education and reviewed grace and courtesy. The children were very excited to welcome the fall season and they began to observe as the leaves started to change color.
In the month of October we have been learning about pumpkins. So far we have learned that a pumpkin is a fruit and that there are different types of pumpkins! I am slowly bringing different types of pumpkins in the classroom; the children are very excited to collect the 6 different types that we are learning about. As the month continues, we will also be learning the parts of a pumpkin as well as the life cycle of a pumpkin.
I have also incorporated our unit in different areas of the classroom. Pumpkin scrubbing, pumpkin seed tweezing and pumpkin quantity to numeral association have been quite popular to name a few! Towards the end of the month we will also be doing estimation on how many seeds there are inside the pumpkin that we will carve for Halloween.
We are very excited to continue our unit and look forward to doing more fun activities this month!
El Salon Amarillo Lead Teacher