This month we always do a big apple unit. We wanted to make sure we shared some different ideas from last year. We did some really fun activities with the students, we always start off by graphing what type of apple each student brings. Next is a cut paper activity, where they made circles from squares and cut small stems. Students then had to write the numbers 1-5 on the apples and make their own seeds. We also made a Deanna Jump Craftivity in which the students make the life cycle of an apple using a poem. I translated "Eat an apple, save the core, plant the seeds, grow some more!"
During this time we are studying the 5 senses and this a very cute morning message and informative morning message that Sandra made with her students. As you can see on it she has a review if the apple life cycle of an apple as well as observing an apple using our 5 senses.
This month was busy as ever, almost as busy as Eric Carle's "The Very Busy Spider" but unlike the spider we have had no time to rest. So much fun to be had! Our new librarian Ms. Patton brought us something new. She asked us if we would like to decorate a pumpkin like a storybook character, luckily I responded in time! We decided to make a "Very Busy Spider" here are a few pictures of the process. My kids we floored by our end result.
I've always said that I was born during the wrong era. I love 50's music, therefore I love the 50th Day! Every year we make Root beer floats. The top is mine and he second one is Sandra's, her's looks so pretty! Also below is Sandra's flow map for how to make a root beer or coke float (that's for you Sandra). Now we make a book about how to make a coke float book that we got from a TPT unit and I can't remember what it is at the moment, but it very possibly may be Deanna Jump. Sadly this year I didn't get to it, I need to make sure and ask Sandra if she did.
Don't let Miss Flores catch you snoozing, lol!
For thanksgiving we made a list of things we are thankful for and these cute little turkeys out of cut paper. They used the list to write what they were thankful for on the turkey feathers. No matter what I tried I could not get this picture of the list to turn! Apologies...Here are a few samples.
Four days of the gingerbread man and north Texas get hit by "Ice"magedon. No school Friday and Monday! I used this time to rest up, clean house and put my tree up, the mantel is in progress. It was truly awful outside, so slippery and dangerous and I'm not just talking about to drive in. I fell about 3 times just walking to the jeep! The pictures from my porch are from Tuesday night! Solid ice! My front yard is a glacier!