It's officially fall!!
We are experiencing a little bit of sun, wind, rain, clouds etc. here in Utah.
We leave the house with a light jacket and return home hot and sweaty!!
We are starting our 5th week of school and things seem to be getting into a nice, little routine! Yeah!!
We had fun with the Johnny Appleseed last week. We were able to learn a little history along with reviewing various reading, writing and math skills.
Looking through my last year planner I began pulling things out to be copied and prepared.
Christopher Columbus was one of our favorites. We had a great time learning about a piece of history, memorizing poems and experimenting with tangrams.
Fire Safety is another unit I love teaching.
I'm hoping the Fire Department will bring a truck or two to the school during October.
I have enjoyed working as a whole class on our literacy centers during September. I plan to continue in October also. Rather than independent work during the week, we have been alphabetizing our words as a group and then pulling sticks and finally independently took a quiz (the worksheet) on Friday. I only have a couple that I would really like to pull aside and work with. We also did the same with syllables.
October looks like possibly studying the NOUNS, VERBS and ADJECTIVES.
I'm excited to see if this truly does help prepare them to begin Literacy Centers independently (for Word Work - Daily 5)in January. We're having fun now!
Another activity I look forward doing is Pumpkin Math. I invite my kids to choose a pumpkin, bring it into class and 'MATH' it to pieces ;) It's a bit stinky, but oh so much fun!!!
Have you found our Halloween fruit snacks yet?