We had a "souper" week together cooking, making egg carton owls, painting hand print turkeys, and getting ready for Thanksgiving.
In preparation of Friday's Stone Soup cooking project, we had fresh veggies in the tub on Monday and Wednesday, along with cutting boards, kid knives, pots, pans and dishes.
Our vegetable chopping moved from the tub to the table as everyone took a turn cutting carrots, green beans, celery and/or potatoes, putting them in the pot and giving them a stir.
Everyone was invited to try our delicious Stone Soup (named after a story we read - and yes, there really was a stone in it) at snack time.
Here's what else was "cooking" around our room this week...
We played a game that went with the book, Livingstone Mouse. It was a parent-led activity one day, and then was out for the kids to play some more if they wanted to.
We painted egg cartons and then added feathers, lids (eyes) and pipe cleaner talons to make owls. They turned out so well!
On Wednesday everyone got their hand painted and made a turkey hand print.
On Friday they used markers to add faces, legs and other details. Then they dictated something they are thankful for and placed this page in their notebooks.
For part of the week there were sensory bags filled with gel and fall items on our light table. Those were replaced later by pipe cleaner trees, beads and leaves.
We see so much creativity at our writing table, play dough table and creation station!
The fall-themed manipulatives in the texture table and building area have been fun for the kids to play with.
Scarlet and Ginger got cuddles and treats. They are such sweet classroom friends.
During our story time we sang about Alligator Pie (see if your child can teach it to you) and moved to a song called, "Tick, Tock, Yoga Clock". We've also been learning about alphabet letters and the sounds they make.
For our Friday Friendship Circle, we passed the stone from our soup around and took turns telling about something we like to eat.
Tag, sidewalk chalk, the wheelbarrow and hide and seek are some of the activities the children have been enjoying outside.
We have a few more fall activities on tap for next week. We hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and want you to know that we are so very thankful for you and your children :)
Lisa and Sheri