Friday, October 13, 2017

Patriots Fans!

When your teacher is a Patriots try hard to make her happy!

Fairy House Fun

For the past two weeks we have been combining our STEM (science, technology, engineering, math time)  and our Forest Kindergarten time and making fairy houses. We created fairy houses that would protect a fairy and keep predators out.  Here are some pictures from building...

Fall Tree Observation

Today we went out into our school garden to look at the great maple tree that we are observing over the course of the year.  We can actually see this tree from our classroom window. For various reasons this year our tree doesn't look very beautiful.  I took them into the courtyard to see another tree so they could remember how beautiful the fall leaves can be. We did our observational picture for the books we are creating.  It is amazing how their skills have improved in just a few weeks since our summer observational drawing. We have been spending lots of time talking about the differences we are observing between fall and summer.
Our Tree In The Garden

The Tree In The Courtyard

Making Yummy Applesauce

On our field trip to Green Mountain Orchard, we picked LOTS of apples!  We worked together to help peel our apples to make applesauce.  Our snack was so delicious!  It seemed even better because we made it!

Ten Apples Up On Top STEM challenge

We read the book Ten Apples On Top by Dr. Seuss. It is a really funny book about animals who challenge each other to stack apples on the top of their heads.  After our orchard trip last week, we had lots of apples to try a STEM many apples can you stack on top of the table and then on your head? They had such a fun time doing today's challenge!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Our Trip To Green Mountain Orchard

Today was our field trip to Green Mountain Orchard in Putney.  We had the BEST time!!  There were so many things to do and see.  We took a hay ride around the orchard. We had a cider doughnut and apple cider for snack.  We had fun picking lots and lots of apples!  We took a hike around the orchard, visited the horses, had a picnic lunch and picked out a small pumpkin to bring home. Thank you so much to all the parents and siblings that went with us.  It was a terrific day!

Making Friends In The Woods

A precious moment.....