I hope you are all doing great on this beautiful Fall evening…2 more sleeps until Halloween!
The children have been very excited and their energy and excitement is growing each day!!
We have been doing a lot of interesting pumpkin activities this week. We have become scientists and are learning to make estimates about our class pumpkins…estimates about the weight, circumference and if it floats or sinks! Ask your wee scientist whether our pumpkin floats or sinks!!! Tomorrow we will plan our jack-o-lantern face for our class pumpkin and carve it with Mr. Kneebone! If there are a lot of seeds, we will roast them and have a snack too!
Is your string too short, just right or too long?
How much does our pumpkin weigh?
Sink or float?
The children have been enjoying working through our alphabet blitz, today we talked about the letter Rr…I love how some of the children continue to bring in items that start with each letter, and there are some children who write out lists of words that start with the letter of the day! I am so impressed at how well the children are doing with their letter/sound knowledge and we are seeing their knowledge being applied in their “Hot News” writing!
In Numeracy, we have been working on the idea of number and using “10 frames” to learn about number concept. We will be continuing with this numeracy strand, working on representing numbers from0-10 (how many ways to make 3 for example…2 and 1.) We are working with the children to use accountable talk as they work with numbers, explaining their understanding of number.
The children have been enjoying painting pumpkins and colouring our Halloween pictures!
Thank-you for your support in helping your child decorate his or her jack-o-lanterns, they look “spooktacular”!
29 pumpkins sitting on the gate!
We will begin our craft using our jars tomorrow, please send in a jar for your child to make a lantern with!
Also, just a friendly reminder to please send your child to school with his or her costume in a plastic bag on Thursday Oct. 31st. No swords, masks or guns please!
We will be having a parade in the morning, making our Halloween lanterns and then watching “Clifford’s Halloween” in the afternoon! It will be a fun day!
Take good care,
Love, Ms. Jo-Anne
PS… We are now a class of 29! We welcome Tej to our class!!