The month of October has been full of exploration and fun! The toddlers enjoyed using all of the pumpkins that were donated. We washed pumpkins, carried pumpkins, carved pumpkins, organized and compared pumpkins and gourds as well as hammered pumpkins.
Pumpkin hammering was a very popular work! The children used a small wooden hammer to hammer in golf tees on the pumpkin. This work is a fun way to strengthen fine motor skills and hand eye coordination.
Other works around our classroom included counting pumpkins, coloring with chalk on black paper, and transferring plastic pumpkins and acorns by tons or scooping. We have also had a lot of talk about fire trucks and vehicles this month after the visit from the firefighters and our fire drill. Recently, the toddlers have been working on putting gloves on independently.
Thank you to everyone that donated pumpkins and supplies to our classroom! We hope everyone had a wonderful time at HarvestFest!
During November we will continue our fall theme and learning about the weather and leaves as they change. We will also encourage more food preparation work, self-help skills, and cleaning work as we get closer to Thanksgiving.