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Halloween Activities

We used number cards to count and add eyes to monsters. We made torn paper mosaics to display in our hallway. We played Tic-Tac-Toe with Halloween counters . We made words with candy corn letters and matched letters on a cauldron. We used Halloween stickers to inspire our writing. What a fun month!  


Field Trip Fun!

We had fun at Smolak Farms! The playground was the highlight of the trip!


Five Little Pumpkins Challenge

We read the poem “Five Little Pumpkins” to listen for rhyming words and find the sight word the.┬áThen we had our first engineering challenge of the year: build a gate to hold five pumpkins. This project helped us to practice working together. We also learned the importance of trying and trying again when something doesn’t work the first time. Each team was given the same materials and set off the build a gate. Some teams chose to draw a plan of how their gate might look. They tried lots of different ways to use clothespins and craft sticks to construct

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Dot Cards

In math, we have been counting dots and comparing quantities. Which has more? What does equal mean? We learned to play Match Up and Top It with dot cards. In Match Up, players had to find cards of equal quantities. In Top It, the player with the greater number of dots got to keep the cards. Math games are a great way to practice taking turns and being a good sport!  


Exploring Centers

We have been learning how to do centers in our classroom every afternoon. In small groups, children go to one center each day and rotate throughout the week. In their center, the children may have a project to complete or they may be able to choose what to do. In the math center, we have been exploring different materials. In the blocks center, we are working on sharing Legos and big blocks. At housekeeping (our dramatic play center), we are playing in our pretend kitchen and dollhouse or using puppets. At the art center, we have been exploring different materials

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We Love Recess!

What does kindergarten recess look like? We play gaga. We swing! We play in the sandbox. We play tag and other imaginative games on the Eagle’s Nest!