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Monthly Archives: October 2015

It is apples week in the Kindergarten All-Stars classroom.  We read apple math books like “Ten Red Apples” and “Ten Apples on Top“, and then we created our own apple trees and wrote the number of apples on them.

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Then we read the story “The Biggest Apple Ever” and compared that story with “The Biggest Pumpkin Ever“.  Then we made homemade apple cider using a juicer and wrote about the apple cider using describing what it looks like, smells like, and tastes like.

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Since October is fire safety month, firefighters from our community came in and show the students their gear and discussed ways to stay safe when there is a fire.  At the end of the presentation students got to practice fire safety in their test house.

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We read the story “Stop, Drop, and Roll” and talked about ways to stay safe if there is a fire.  Then we made fire engines with the words ‘stop, drop, and roll’ on them.

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This week we started fire safety week and we talked about how firefighters help keep us safe in case of a fire.  We read the book “Firefighters A-Z” and watched fire at Hooper’s store video from Sesame Street.  Afterwards we made a list of things that firefighters need to help keep us safe.  Then we wrote about one of the items.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6Z6njK-LGs]

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We read the story Pumpkin Pumpkin and discussed the life cycle of a pumpkin.  Then we created pumpkins with vines on them that show the order of how a pumpkin grows.

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This last week we moved on in our fall unit, and started our mini unit on pumpkins.  We started out reading nonfiction books about pumpkins, then we filled out a web thinking map about things we can do with pumpkins.

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Then we read “The Biggest Pumpkin of All” and I brought in a pumpkin so that students could investigate the pumpkin.  They measured the pumpkin using connecting cubes, tested to see if the pumpkin floats, and explored the inside and outside of the pumpkin.

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