Rain brought puddles and mud, which made for some messy days, but lots of wet fun.
For Monday art the artist Paul Klee was introduced, and his use of shapes in his work Castle and Sun. The children created their own works of art by gluing shapes into patterns to display in our gallery.
For Halloween fun the children decorated a Halloween House,
played pin the hat on the cat,
glued on eyeballs and colored skulls and spiders,
mixed potions and brews,
and made glittery slime,
before enjoying the many, many snacks and treats.
The Stone Soup story was introduced. Throughout the month of November we will read several versions, which we will compare and contrast. We discussed main character, setting, plot, feeling of the characters, and the problem or challenge and how it is overcome.
The children got to work constructing and flying the classroom airplane. They had great fun taking turns being the co-pilots, passengers, and attendants.
Birds were introduced with several stories, including About Birds, and the children identified the characteristics of birds, such as having feathers, a beak, two wings, a tail, laying eggs, and usually building a nest. They then did an animal sort, deciding whether their animal was an insect, arachnid, or bird, often counting legs to determine in which category it belonged.
For music Susan continued to work on the various musical terms.
Friday for science the children continued their study of birds with Tammy and Susan, discussing feathers and wings. They measured and cut out large life size models of wings for a variety of birds, from a hummingbird to a bald eagle.