The Calm Before the Field Trip

We'll be heading out to Miller Farms tomorrow.  Our first field trip of the year.  I LOVE this field trip for a few reasons.  First, the kids get to harvest their own vegetables. This means they get to dig in the dirt and what kid doesn't love the dirt?!?!  Second, they get to be as loud as they want!  And finally, for some of my littles this is the first time on the school bus.  EX.CIT.ING to the max!

The beginning of the week we spent working hard on our centers.
Counting up using a die.  They did a great job on this task!

October 2nd is Guardian Angel Day.  Our Guardian Angel {aka Mrs. Matt} came in for a quick visit.

Who knew a container of acorns, almonds, walnuts, Brazil nuts, and macadamia nuts, could be so much fun?  Look how these two worked together to sort and count.

 Sorting & Graphing Leaves
I put several leaves {copied on different colored paper} in baggies.  The students had to grab a bag, sort/count and graph on the worksheet.

LOVE the hard workers in my class!!!

Patterning plastic leaves I found in the Target dollar spot a couple of years ago.
{I HEART Target dollar spot!} 

Birthday Celebration

Today we discussed doing our "Best Work"~what it looks like~what it sounds like.  I played classical music, gave instructions to first illustrate in pencil, black marker or crayon, then to color in.  The topic was a pumpkin patch.  I was amazed at how wonderfully these kiddos did.  Not only did they do their best, but they worked on their stamina.  They worked quietly for nearly thirty minutes.  Here they are hard at work.

They were eager to get back to centers.

 I Like Fall Leaves pocket chart and mini book. 
 {Give 'em a pointer, and they'll read all day}

 You can find I Like Fall Leaves pocket chart here and I Like Fall Leaves mini book here.

Off to the farm tomorrow.  I promise MANY, MANY, MANY photos will be posted on Friday.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing your great ideas and adorable pictures. Renee