This week we perfected our “5 Little Pumpkins” rhyme/finger play and made some pumpkin props to perform with. We practiced each day at circle with our props and took turns being the first, second, third, fourth and fifth pumpkin. See if your child can share the rhyme with you!
We also worked on finishing our leaf project. I wrote about it in a previous post, but to recap: The children drew or traced their favorite leaf we found on a leaf hunt with a fine point ink pen. We photocopied their drawing until everyone had four copies of their leaf. They were then able to decorate their leaf with watercolor paints, colored pencils, oil pastels, markers or crayons. Some chose to do all one medium, and some chose to try different ones. Either way, they came out beautiful and it was a great way to experiment with the art materials. The completed project should be ready to go home sometime this week. Here are a couple done by the Friday students:
On Thursday we enjoyed painting pumpkins, apple stamping, making masks, making orange paint creations and sharing some goodies at the harvest fest. We were lucky to have beautiful weather.
The past few weeks we have been thinking and talking about leaves, pumpkins, and Autumn. Now that we move into November we will switch our focus to….Stone Soup! We started our first Stone Soup stories last week and read a Stone Soup rhyme. Stone Soup is wonderful for many reasons, but mostly because it gets us thinking/ learning about sharing and being a community and what that means.