Yarn Shapes

We worked together to make shapes using large pieces of yarn. To successfully make each shape, groups had to think about how many sides and how many corners the shape had. For trickier shapes, they also had to consider diagonal or straight lines, equal length sides, and curves!

Longer or Shorter

We compared objects to a marker to decide if they were longer or shorter. We discovered that most objects were shorter than the marker. Then we compared the same set of objects to a paper clip. This time, more objects were longer!

Five Little Pumpkins Challenge

We read the Pete the Cat version of “Five Little Pumpkins” and then worked in teams to build a gate that would hold five pumpkins. We talked about the importance of sharing ideas, compromising, and not giving up in order to be successful. Each group was given the same materials: five clothespins, five craft sticks, and five pumpkin erasers. Every team was able to build a gate strong enough to hold their five little pumpkins!

Farm Field Trip

Our trip to the farm was a blast! We loved the hay ride, donuts, and animals. The playground was a favorite for many of the kids!

Book Bags

We were very excited to use our new book bags! Each week, we make a book or two for our bags and add a poem to our poetry folder. We add one to three new sight words to our sight word rings each week and keep those in the bag. Expect to see these bags every weekend!


We mixed red and yellow paint to make orange pumpkins in the art center. Then we drew shapes to make eyes, noses, and mouths. We made lots of different kinds of faces on our jack-o’-lanterns!

Fifth Grade Buddies

We pair up with Mr. Skiba’s fifth grade class throughout the year to read and do projects. On our early release day, we met our buddies for the first time and enjoyed reading books with them.

Lines and Curves

As part of our writing block, we learned and practiced how to make different kinds of lines and curves. This will help us with both drawing and letter formation. We took those lines and curves and learned new ways to draw people, houses, and animals. We also used lines and curves in the art center to draw and paint. You can draw anything if you know lines and curves!


Centers is one of our favorite times of the day! Here’s what we’ve been up to:


We have a new place to read in the classroom – our tent! We can also sit outside and pretend to roast marshmallows and hot dogs, or just enjoy the fake fire.