Friday, October 19, 2018

Gathering









The Ladybug and Bumblebee classes led gathering today.  They led the flag salute, performed 2 songs, led the Brain Break and gave a presentation on pumpkins.  They did an amazing job!

Pumpkin Patch!

The best way to start the pumpkin patch . . . a hayride!
There were chickens to feed . . .



apples to pick. . .


radishes to pick . . .



and goats to feed.

Finally, there were pumpkins! 

The next day,
we used the pumpkins for some pumpkin math with our mentors.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Grandparent/ Special Friends Day













It's such a treat for all of us when the children bring their special people to school.  Thanks for coming!

Friday, October 5, 2018

Sunflowers












This week we learned about sunflowers and what they need to grow.  We compared the life cycle of the sunflower with the life cycle of the apple and noticed many similarities.  The kids used the scientific tools to take apart the sunflowers and to make observations.  Then we looked at some of the parts under the microscope.
The back of the sunflower under the microscope.

Friday, September 28, 2018

Apples!

It's been a busy week full of apple activities.  We tasted
4 varieties of apples, noted some observations and then
voted for our favorite.  Red Delicious won.

We dehydrated some apples. . . .
and they were pretty good.
We peeled apples. . . .





made miniature apple pies. . . .

and apple juice.
We took the peels outside. . . .
and measured them.
Mrs. Maitland was a good sport and let us measure
her with the apple peels.
We used a variety of measuring tools.
Our longest continuous peel was 96" long.

When we put all of the peels together, they were 27 children
long.
 It's amazing how many ways you can use apples as a teaching tool.  We tasted, measured, painted, baked, squeezed and patterned.


Gathering

The Ladybug and Bumblebee classes led gathering today.  They led the flag salute, performed 2 songs, led the Brain B...