We made it to Friday! Welcome to the end of another awesome week in the Sagol room. This week we felt some colder weather as we continued to learn about the fall season and focus on pumpkins. We read the books Pumpkin Soup and Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. We discussed how pumpkins grow from seeds and how to recognize different emotions on someone’s face.
Monday was a wonderful day to do a cool craft with Miss Beth! We read a cute book together about an owl and a surprise party. Then everyone got to color and paint their own little owls! There were also some nice fresh fall leaves that were used to glue on as the owls’ feathers.
The preschool class was also combined with the pre-k on Monday and we got to play with a couple of our older pals and show them our fun sensory table and toys!
Tuesday was a spectacular day of sensory play! Miss Amber set up four exciting centers for everyone to rotate and explore. There were slippery green noodles, scented paints, frozen eyeballs, and a great big pumpkin to reach into and feel the squishy insides! Some friends jumped right in while others were more hesitant about the messy gooey parts.
We also had a real giant pumpkin in our classroom to touch and play with later!
On Wednesday there was a special activity table with different colorful fall leaves to go with the Leaf Man book.
We also colored white pumpkin cards to hang up as a banner outside our room!
For some extra decorative fun, I put out some window clings for anyone to arrange into a silly pumpkin patch scene.
During music everyone participated by singing and dancing along with Cantor Schwartz. We were lucky to get some time outside on the playground this week as well!
Thursday was a fun day as a lot of our class was going to be celebrating Halloween after school. In our classroom we didn’t celebrate Halloween but we did continue learning about the fall weather getting colder, and about the science of pumpkins! Everyone did a great job with our science and sensory project which was making “pumpkin soup” based on the story by Helen Cooper. To make the soup, each friend helped mix a little water and a little cornstarch into a big bowl. Then we mixed in red and yellow food coloring to make it orange! Finally there were some candy pumpkins and candy corn pieces to mix in and then observe! It was very messy, gooey and fun!
Friday we will surely have many sugar-crashed kiddos, but it will be a good day to celebrate the end of the week with Shabbat and more pumpkin fun! Brooklynn will be the Shabbat helper.
Next week will be November already!! We will continue to learn about pumpkins and our emotions.