October 31, 2014

Pumpkins

This week our class had a pumpkin invasion. We learned all about the pumpkin life cycle and how to make different pumpkin products.

We started the week with a pumpkin experiment. We poured potting soil inside one of the pumpkins to see if we could get the seeds to grow.  The kiddos were super excited to see this in action. Everyday they come in to check for growth.



Next we decided to turn one of the pumpkins into a book character. When asked which one the whole class said Fly Guy. Are your students obsessed with these books as much as mine are. I love it. 





Last we made pumpkin muffins. We have several different allergies in our classroom so we made two batches. The ones that look like pumpkin pie on top are gluten and nutmeg free. The other is made with mayo (because I forgot the eggs) First we cut the top off the pumpkin and took all the seeds out. We then asked the cafeteria workers to roast it for us. After it was roasted and cooled we pureed it. We then used the puree to make the muffins. They were pretty good. The students loved making such a great snack from scratch.




How was your week?



October 24, 2014

Fall Opinion Writing


This week we have been learning about fact and opinion. Since my little ones know how much I love fall I thought I would bring it into our writing. I used this cute little activity from  from Wild about Firsties! You can find it here. The students and I brainstormed all the cool things about fall.

Next we took our brainstorm charts back to our desk and started our rough draft.

We then shared our opinion with our friends. Our friends also helped us peer edit our paper. 



Then it was time for our final product. We made these cute little acorns. We had a fun day in Writing. How did your writing go today?





October 22, 2014

Spider Blends


It's that time a year again when we like all things creepy and crawly. My class is no exception. We had fun today doing a little spider "l" blends. I found this cute product called Word Family Spiders (you can find it here)

First, we broke up into table groups. Each table group was given an "l" blend. They had to brain store together to come up with eight words for their blend.



Next, we checked our spelling and made sure each member of the group had the same words all
spelled correctly.










Last, we made the adorable spiders.




How was your day?

October 8, 2014

Fall Is In The Air



Fall is my favorite time of year. The time changes and pumpkin coffee is everywhere.  


I live in Floirda so I only get to pretend that its cool enough for the fireplace. (don't judge me...lol)