On Monday we did our weekend journals and practiced writing a sentence to go with our pictures. We talked a lot about beginning sounds, and tried writing what we heard. We also took this week to review all of our letters and sounds we have learned so far. We started out pumpkin week off by talking about what a pumpkin looks like, and describing it's attributes. Then, we estimated how many lines we thought were on it, and counting to see if we were close.
On Tuesday we got excited about the Cubs starting the World Series! We also continued to sing "Go Cubs Go" as our clean-up song all week. Our pumpkin investigation continued with centers and measurement. Our pumpkin centers this week included making pumpkin dough out of canned pumpkin, corn starch, and cinnamon. It smelled great and was wonderfully mushy and messy! Additionally, we took a closer look at all different types of pumpkins and gourds, and painted what we saw. We also snuck in some Jolly Phonics practice by building with Legos objects that started with our letters/sounds. Then, we talked about how we can measure a pumpkin. We measured the length with unifix cubes, and the circumference with links. We then graphed our results. We were surprised when the shortest pumpkin pumpkin was the widest!
Looking forward to celebrating Halloween as a class :)