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Apples!

This week we learned all about apples.  We read both fiction and nonfiction books, including Apples for Everyone by Jill Esbaum, Ten Apples Up on Top by Dr Seuss, and The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall.  We also watched a short video to learn how apples grow.  We learned that the seeds are called pips and the fruitlet grows from the blossom.  The children painted apple trees with special sponges, and cut up paper apples to make a class pretend pie.  On Wednesday we used our five senses to investigate some different kinds of apples. The children even tasted each kind to decide which was their favorite.  We then took this data and made a graph.  

This week we had our first STEM lesson with Mrs. Joe.  She taught us about our five senses and how we use them to learn about the world around us.  We then used our senses to explore different objects. The children will use these same objects next week to create their own toy.  

In our math lessons we continued learning about different attributes.  This week we focused on using size to describe objects. We practiced words like big and small, and thick and thin.  We also talked about quantity. In our writing lessons we continued to work with our wood pieces (big line, small line, big curve and small curve) that we will use to make letters and shapes later this year.  We practiced different position (above, below, between, etc.) words by moving our big curves around our bodies. In our reading lessons, we listened for different sounds. We also talked about how pictures are different than words.  The children went fishing for letters as well.  

Next week we'll be learning about transportation.  We will talk about all the different ways we can get from one place to another.

Important Dates and Upcoming Themes: 

  • Theme for the week of 9/23 - Transportation
  • Theme for the week of 9/30 - Community Helpers 
  • Theme for the week of 10/7 - Fire Safety
  • Monday, October 14th and Tuesday, October 15th - NO SCHOOL