I am linking up with Kacey at Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday.

This week we learned all about pumpkins.

1.We counted out pumpkin seeds.  You can get the pumpkin counting mats from Karen at prekinders.
 


2. The two poems we practiced this week were 5 Little Pumpkins song by Raffi and our color Orange song.
 
We also read and colored the 5 Little Pumpkins book from Karen. You can get that here.


 
3. Our OT had the kids pretend to be "ghosts" as they got in the body sock. They had to stretch and reach out their hands, practiced kicking with the resistance and rolling. They all had a great time in it!


 
4. We made puffy pumpkins. The students used Kleenex, shaving cream, and orange paint to make these spongy feeling pumpkins. We had the students use tweezers to put the messy mixture on the pumpkin. 

 
We also made pumpkins with the pulp and seeds inside. We used yarn and pumpkin seeds.

 
5. Also, if you get the Let's Find Out magazine and even if not they have some great short video clips. We read and watched the one about pumpkins this week and the kids got a kick out of the video of the pumpkins being used as boats and also how the pumpkins grow. You can check it out here.
 
Have a great weekend! We are off to go camping and do some trick or treating around the campground tomorrow night. It should be a lot of fun. Hopefully it just doesn't rain!



Hard to believe October is already here. Now that things are in full swing at school time is flying by! My kiddos this year are great and it is refreshing because last year it was a very challenging year for me.

I am linking up with Farley for October's currently.





Listening to Fox 2 news...I think I am always listening to that when I do these. It is just on in the background.

Loving the 70s and sunny weather we have been having. I have been able to run everyday with Ethan and we have been able to play outside and go for some bike rides. I am trying to savor the last few days of this fabulous fall weather!

Wanting- Matt had a VERY promising interview two weeks ago and he has been in contact with the company since then. On Friday, he has a follow-up one and I am hoping it leads to a job!

Needing- lots more sleep! Ethan has been sleeping horrendously lately (waking up two times or more) and I just want a full night's sleep.

Treat- Here is a link to my Halloween Countdown Emergent Reader book. Enjoy!



I hope everyone is having a great week!

Everyday this past week we have been singing The Little Leaves song. The kids each get two fabric leaves and we act out the song/poem. They wave the leaves high in the air like they are the tree and then move them in a circular motion, raise them up high and let go (the kids always scream and think it is so much fun!). You can get the poem here and an opposite book related to the poem. Opposites have been very challenging for my pm class so I am trying to get it in as much as possible.

TPT

TN




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Enjoy the rest of your Sunday! I am off to watch the Lions! Hopefully we can beat the Bears and break our terrible streak against them!



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