We read about David Livingston, missionary to Africa.
We didn’t have a new letter of the week, but we continued our vowel worksheets and phonics activities.
Pumpkin Alphabet Match:
I hid our pumpkin alphabet puzzles in our fall sensory bin.
Parker dug through the bin, found all the parts, and pieced them together.
We changed our calendar and recited our 40 Days Hath September poem.
The boys numbered their calendars and colored the featured picture.
We read From Seed to Pumpkin, reviewed the pumpkin lifecycle, and learned how plants drink nutrients from the soil to grow.
The book suggested a science experiment to show how plants drink water from the soil, so I set out our supplies.
The boys helped add food coloring to our jar of water.
We put our celery stick in the jar and patiently waited.
We also cut a few slices to see the tubes that take the water up to the leaves. Of course both boys wanted to taste a piece!
Pumpkin Craftivity Continued:
Last week we learned about the lifecycle of a pumpkin. This week we learned about the anatomy of a pumpkin.
We read I Pick Fall Pumpkins on our Epic book app. This book was perfect for describing the parts of the pumpkins.
I brought out the pumpkins they created last week. They painted the inside with leftover spice paint and squeezed glitter glue on top.
Next, they added string and seeds to represent the brains of the cavity.
Last, they added labels to each part.
I laid out a sugar pumpkin, a pencil, a measuring tape, and a copy of the Pumpkin Investigation worksheet (by Julie Lee) for each child.
First, they sketched their pumpkin and circled the size.
I set out out our Bird Match Cards (from The Helpful Garden), a set of matching bird labels, and A Nest Full of Eggs.
I cut strips of fall colored construction paper and gave them to Parker.
He sorted the pile by color. I grabbed the glue stick and made two links to start our chain.
We did the next couple links together.
He continued making paper links on his own.
He was so proud of himself when he finished! Bravo Parks!
Week 11 is finished, but we’re looking forward to week 13!