Today we started looking patterns that are in pumpkins. You can clearly see the pattern especially on the small colored ones
White green white green white green. That got us to looking at patterns on our clothing.
I put an invitation out with markers and small pumpkins on white paper.
Checking back later the to see if the children had traced the pumpkins – much to my surprise they had colored lines and made full on pumpkin looking design. BRILLIANT!
A lot of thought and creativity went into this. They did it on their own without my prompting. I want you to think for a moment how many skills would have been lost had I just thrown a black lined paper pumpkin on the table .
Walnuts are all over the ground. We’ve been exploring them for a few days. Today the girls found a walnut that was exposed. We talked about how to get it out of the shell. They went to the workbench and used a hammer. When they finally got it open I said “see, this is the meat of the walnut. Its a healthy nut. You can eat it” and I took a small bite 🤮🤮🤮🤮. It was green. It was so bitter I almost cried.