Thursday, November 7, 2013

October went out with a bang!

We got new white boards! Last week Mrs. Autman the reading coach at Wilbur Elementary delivered to our classroom 20 new white erase boards! The kids were so excited that they began writing right away!

Pumpkins Pumpkins Pumpkins

Two weeks ago our weekly theme was about pumpkins. During this week we read the books Pumpkin Pumpkin, Life Cycle of a Pumpkin, and Pumpkin Town. We also watched a cool You Tube video on how to grow the kind of pumpkins that we eat.

We also tried weighing our class pumpkin. We first took turns picking it up and we compared the weight to a kid, a brick, a chair, a table, an apple, and other materials. Next we sorted pictures by things that weighed more and things that weighed less. 

That week we got to cut open a pumpkin to see its 'guts'. The kids were sooo excited about this. They got to scoop out the pulp and seeds. Then they separated the pulp from the seeds. Once they finished we put our seeds in the sun to dry.

Once the seeds were dry we made our own mini pumpkins. Each student then labeled the parts of the pumpkin that we talked about.


Last week we also had the JDRF walk Tuesday before our special time. The kids walked outside for a while then were brought back inside once they completed their laps. 

Anti-Bullying Assembly

A couple of Mondays ago we had an assembly on bullying. The speaker was GREAT! He really got on the kids level, involved them and made it fun. You may have seen them wearing special stickers that day when they had come home.

Here is an a video of our presenting doing the same presentation we saw but in Washington DC!

Finally we had a new Zero the Hero!!! Welcome the hero for the 40th day of school! Even though this happened 8days ago I still wanted to share the cute photo!

These past couple of weeks have gone by in a blur! It is hard to believe that we are already in November. Keep your eyes posted later this week because I will be posting about the fall festival, letter P day, grandparents day, and storybook character day. If you want to see what we have been up to in math head over to Mrs. Williams website at The Kinder Kids Website .


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