Monday, October 31, 2011

P for Pumkin

Our last school week seemed to have everything to do with pumpkins!  Pumpkin seeds, Pumkin Guts, Painted Pumpkins and Pumpkin Pitching!  We learned that what's inside a pumpkin is actually edible....if it's cooked :]  We let the goopy, stringy guts slip through our hands and we found many seeds.  During snack time we tried come cooked pumpkin seeds.  We came to the conclusion that they are salty and kind of hard to chew.  Some children thought they tasted similar to a nut and some didn't like them at all!
Our pumpkin guts...they might feel creepy but the color is sure pretty!

Miss M loved playing in the goopy pumpkin guts!

Little Mr. Z explored and asked may questions about the gross guts and seeds :]

Our painted pumkins were amazing and the children spent quality time making them look just right.  The most amazing part was how the children mixed their colors of paint to make other, slightly scarier, colors.  We also observed how cool the paint looks when it's swirled into another color.
Little Mr. M and Miss B concentrating on how well their beautiful work!

Mr. J's little white pumkins was so colorful, he worked so hard to make it look just right!

swirled paint....awesome!

My Bigs class came up with a 'Number Game' all by themselves, during free time.  They would through our dice into the air, and when it would fall they would all count how many dots they had.  They discussed who had more and who had less.  It was amazing to observe my Bigs creating such a great learning game!  I asked them if we should write the numbers on the white board so they could erase the number they rolled?  They thought that was a good i jotted a whole bunch of numbers (1-6) onto the board and the game continued!  It worked so well, I played the same game the next day with my Littles :]
Miss A is counting how many dots she got ....5!

Little Mr. A counted his dots and found the number 3 on the board!  Good Job :]

What I love the most about teaching preschool is observing my kids!  I love watching them learn to share, I enjoy seeing them figure out a new way to play with a toy and I really love it when they find paths to learning all on their own!  It's the best job in the world...according to me :]

p.s. - OF COARSE our HALLOWEEN PARTIES were so much fun!  A few witches and super hero's, a baseball player, a fairy and some princesses, a cat and even a pirate!  And now...on to trick-or-treating!  YAY!!!

Have a happy halloween,
Miss Lisa :]

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