Pumpkin 🎃 Learning

Today was interesting as I watched the boys. They love to show power and try to lift heavy things. They tried so hard to lift up the huge white pumpkin. First two boys tried. Then three boys tried to lift it. And then four boys tried to lift it. It was not budging . Dirk […]

It’s So Heavy

Today we continued exploring our pumpkin. We used a bathroom scale to see how heavy it was. Is it heavier or lighter than Our friends? We took a ruler to see how tall the pumpkin was. We could not use the ruler to see how round the bumpkin was. Hmmm We used to tape measure […]

Thrilled With Pumpkins

So as you know we completed our color unit last week. I have seven weeks worth of documentation that tells me different things children are interested in but so far there’s no real common thread. As a teacher my job is to watch those things and introduce new concepts. So today I took a large […]

Color Celebration

Today we pulled out all the stops to end our color exploration. We played Brown Bear eye spy as the song played. I could hear some of the kids counting their “finds” as they went. We made our very own “Brown Bear” book. As I observed there were things that I found very interesting. The […]

56 degrees and holding

We came outside around 10:00 am and it was still pretty chilly. I checked and it was 56° . I told the kids that fall must be arriving on time. Josseline even found another beautiful leaf with all of the fall colors. Before going out we made a little color book that they get to […]

Mud. It’s Brown

Some days just calls for veering off the path of the curriculum. Early this morning Randy and the kids added fresh dirt to our dirt pit. It was at that point the kids decided that possibly they needed to add water. And then all the things that child hit or made of And yes we […]

Brown Bear Brown Bear

If you ask the kids I would guess their favorite part of the day was sorting M&Ms onto the characters of “Brown Bear”. Rarely do we have candy but sometimes we can turn it into a fun learning experience. I recently joined a kids book club. Our first shipment came in. I was excited to […]

Messy Colors

Today started with a bang and Randy fell down the steps. He was carrying breakfast down and missed the last step and landed in the floor. Of course I was in the drop off-line so I did not see any of it. He’s ok !! I put out several different invitations of things to play […]

That’s a little shady

Today I introduced the word hue. Hue is a color without a shade or tent. Shade is a color mixed with black and tiny is a color mixed with white. Who knew ? . The children each other on pallet and mixed white and black with their chosen colors to see what happened. Earlier we […]

International Dot Day

September 15 is International Dot. day. This day is celebrated around the book called “The Dot “ by Peter Reynolds. “The Dot” is about a young girl named Vashti who does not believe she can draw. One day, her teacher tells her to just make a mark and see where it takes her. She grabbed […]