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.
September has been a great start to the new school year! All of our friends from summer camp have continued through to the school year with us in the Fucsia class. We have been focusing on keeping our classroom clean and putting the work back on the shelf. Many of our older friends have been helping to push in the chairs around the classroom and return misplaced materials where they belong.
The toddlers have been working on their self-help skills including changing their slipper and shoes as well as with a few opportunities to use their rain gear! As the weather continues to get cooler we will have many more opportunities to independently change into rain and winter attire.
Thank you to all the families that joined us at the toddler community event at Ferrel McWhirter Park! The toddlers enjoyed seeing their friends outside of school and observing all of the animals!
We are looking forward to our school wide Harvest Festival at the end of October!
To start our month off we will be having a visit from the local firemen! Over the month of October we will enjoy a few fall themed activities including counting pumpkins, pumpkin washing, and sensory exploration with the inside of the pumpkins. We will also be discussing the change in weather and watch as the leaves begin to change colors.