The month of October was filled with excitement! The children were introduced to our long year topic of the rainforest through a unit on trees. The kids explored the parts, life cycle and different types of trees. They received a presentation on the different products that are made from trees and we worked as a classroom to create the layers of the rainforest which are now (proudly) displayed on our wall.
Halloween was a very popular topic of discussion, we had the date saved on our calendar and as we changed the date each day the children counted down how many days were left before they could go trick-or-treating. We added weather charting to our daily circle routine; the kids enjoy taking turns looking out the window and deciding if it is sunny, partly sunny, cloudy, rainy, windy or stormy.
We also had the opportunity to do our first food prep project. The children transformed mandarin oranges into pumpkins by peeling them and then adding a small stick of celery to the top. They certainly had fun and were excited to eat their “pumpkin” during lunch time. Lastly, we were able to carve a pumpkin and the kids took turns estimating how many seeds we would find inside. The guesses ranged from 11 to 1,000,102!
In the month of November we will begin our unit on land forms and we will also discuss the topic of Thanksgiving.
El Salon Amarillo Lead Teacher