Happy October!! In Michigan, this week brought us from early September to mid-November! The drop in temperature and bitter cold wind of the past few days has been a drastic change from mid-70's and sunshine! It definitely feels like Fall has arrived....and just in time to turn the calendar to October! It's beginning to look and feel like October in the classroom too!!
I make these spiders with my students every year. I've gotten smart over the years and now always make sure to have a parent or two come in to help out. These cute little guys require lots and lots of cutting, which is a challenge for some new-to-Kindergarten hands. It's helpful to have another adult there to help. My crew this year did a great job! They turned out as darling as ever and they just make me happy!
On Friday, we did a fun apple taste test. Students tasted a slice of red, yellow, and green apple and then added their favorite to our apple poster....
Later in the day, we analyzed our data and organized it into this graph so that I could tie in some of the concepts we've been practicing in math - graphing, comparing, more/less, greater/fewer. Learning is especially fun when it's so delicious!!
Each Friday, we do a directed drawing activity as a class. Last week, we drew a pumpkin. This week, my students got to paint their pumpkin drawings! They turned out so beautiful! I can't wait to pull out the watercolors again. My students LOVED this calm, creative activity!
Caramel apples as a birthday treat from one of my sweet former students??? Yes, fall is here!!