Learning About Pumpkins with the Penguins

November 2, 2017

 

The Letter "T," Fair Day, Pumpkins, Gourds and Jack-O-Lanterns are just a few of the concepts that the Penguins have been having fun exploring.

 

The Letter "T"

 

  • We learned about the Letterland character, "Talking Tess."

  • We learned to write the letter "T" in our Handwriting Without Tears books.

 

Fair Day

 

  • We had Fair Day with the Super Star class.

  • We played games, had an obstacle course, made candy apple crafts, and popped popcorn for snack.

  • Each Penguin and Super Star won a prize -- a pretend fish in a plastic bag.

 

Pumpkins and Gourds

 

  • We observed the similarities and differences between pumpkins and gourds.

  • We discussed the size of pumpkins:  small, medium and large.

  • We used chain links to measure the circumference of the pumpkins and unifix cubes to measure the height of the pumpkins.

 

Jack-O-Lanterns

 

  • We ended the week by talking about Jack-O-Lanterns.

  • We opened up a pumpkin and observed the slimy, fibrous strands and the pumpkin seeds.

  • The Penguins helped scoop all of the insides out of the pumpkin, and we turned it into Jack-O-Lantern Cat.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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