The days got shorter, the weather chilly and rainy, and we were quite glad to be inside the classroom, warm and cozy. Ms. Katherine, our gardening specialist did cooking projects with the kids and much pumpkin and zucchini bread was baked and eaten for snack the next day.
We also did an impromptu transportation unit this month. We learned about the different ways to get from one place to another. Many cars, trucks, dump trucks, buses and emergency vehicles abounded in the classroom!
We also read Henry Hikes to Fitchburg by DB Johnson. A book about Henry Thoreau and his adventures with his friend as they both decide to go to Fitchburg - Henry hikes and his friend works to buy a train ticket. Another favorite was Back of the Bus by Aaron Reynolds - the story of Rosa Parks’ rebellion told from a little boy’s perspective.
We had our Thanksgiving lunch on Monday, November 25. Thank you all for sending in so much food!! We had such variety and so much fun trying out different foods.
There is much to be given thanks for, as we all discussed at circle: our families, friends, food, toys and the kindness of each other.
El Salon Azul Co-Lead Teachers