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We Love Pumpkins!

Pumpkin week was so exciting!  The kids got to examine a few real pumpkins and touch and feel them.  We talked about how pumpkins grow from seeds and grow on vines.
The Pre-Kindergarten classes even got to examine the inside of the pumpkins which was a first for many of these kids!  They were so fascinated and anxiously watched as we cut into the pumpkins.

Some eagerly got their hands dirty in the squishy insides of the pumpkin while many others cautiously watched.  : )

I love when children get to fully engage in hands-on learning!

We also painted little pumpkins this week!  Of course, we learned about the color orange as we painted!  The kids learned that red and yellow make orange–something I love teaching children.  It’s always quite magical as they see two colors mix together to make a new color!

Their pumpkins turned out great and next week we’ll put faces on them to transform them into jack-o-lanterns!
We also learned and sang “The 5 Little Pumpkins”.  The kids all thoroughly enjoyed this little song!
5 little pumpkins, sitting on a gate.
The 1st one said, “Oh my! It’s getting late.”
The 2nd one said, “There’s witches in the air.”
The 3rd one said, “But we don’t care.”
The 4th one said, “Let’s run and run and run!”
The 5th one said, “We’re ready for some fun!”
Then o-o-o went the wind, and out went the lights 
and the 5 little pumpkins rolled out of sight.
Working together to finish a scarecrow puzzle during centers.
Playing with the little critters from one of our new toys during centers!

This week’s letter was “P” for Pumpkins!  Be sure to review and point out the letters and numbers we’re working on in preschool to help solidify your child’s comprehension.