In October we read many fiction and non-fiction stories about pumpkins and learned the life cycle of a pumpkin. After reading the story “Spookley the Square Pumpkin”, some children created their own pumpkins/jack-o-lanterns. The students practised printing Halloween words while involved in a “Write around the room” activity. We also made some Halloween crafts.
In Math, we continue to practise one-to-one correspondence when counting (counting one item at a time), making patterns, sorting, measuring using non-standard units (chain links) and estimating.
In October we began our hibernation inquiry. We read both fiction and non-fiction books about animals that hibernate in winter. We learned the different habitats that animals use to sleep or hide in the winter (e.g., cave, log, den, underground, mud). The students will be creating a den for our hibernating bear. We will be collecting leaves and branches to make a cozy place for the animals that we will be creating out of clay.
In the month of November we will continue our discussion about hibernation but with the focus on bats. We will be making bats from recycled material, as well as other bat crafts.
Our focus this week has been on Remembrance Day. We have read various books about peace, discussed what peace means and how we can show it in our daily life. In our journals students drew a picture of how they can demonstrate peace (e.g., sharing, being kind, making friends) and shared their pictures with the class. As a classroom we created a wreath for our Remembrance Day ceremony which will take place next Monday (Nov. 12).
Thank you for your continued support. Have a nice weekend!