We will spend our week learning about pumpkins and creating thinking maps. We will use our thinking maps to record our learning in our pumpkin research journals!
We will learn the life cycle of a pumpkin and make a pumpkin life cycle hat! (Silly hats are required each week in our classroom!)
We will get messy and finger paint some pumpkins! We mix red and yellow paint to make orange and we get paint crazy!!!!!!
We will estimate and measure how many pumpkins tall we are! This is always so much! I also take a picture of each of my ‘staches next to the pumpkins and send it home with them! This is our first lesson on estimating so we talk about smart guesses and we discuss how big we are and how tall the pumpkins are so we can make our smart guesses.
And no, 100 is not a smart guess.
We make pasta pumpkins. I dye pasta wheels orange and we glue them on to our pumpkins! These turn our super cute and they’re super heavy! TIP: LOTS OF GLUE!
For Foodie Fun Friday we make mini pumpkin pies!
I got mini pie crusts at Wal-Mart. We mix vanilla pudding and pumpkin pie filling and fill our pie crusts! Then we can eat it! No baking required!
This week in math we’re introducing adding to 5! We start very very very basic and very visual. Our focus is on adding means put together. So we will spend the week putting things together to add!
We will put our bodies together to add!
We put legos together to add!
We put fingers together to add!
Thursday we will work in small groups with our part-part whole plates to practice putting together to add!
And that is our week! (Wednesday I’m out for a planning day so I’ll have a sub!)
Here are some freebies for ya!
We’ve been working hard on counting on so this will make a great math hippopotamus/center/workstation activity!
Here are the creations we’re using this week:
And of course I am linking up with my friend Deedee at Mrs. Wills Kindergarten for Peek At My Week! Check it out for tons more ideas!
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Howdy, I am Mr. Greg. I have been teaching for 11 years. I spent a year teaching fifth grade, two years in second grade and am now in my 9th year in Kindergarten. Kindergarten is my passion and my calling but honestly, that wasn’t how it started. Read the whole story >