This year our students participated in our Annual International Art walk. There were many countries, cultures, and landmarks that were represented through student art work down the hallways of the school. Many parents attended and viewed the various displays of art work and learned about the cultures that students have explored throughout the school year.
During the month of October, the students in Mrs. Ahern’s class have been learning about pumpkins. We cut a pumpkin open to explore the pulp and the seeds. We learned about the pumpkin life cycle from seed, sprout, vine, blossom, to pumpkin. We compared the seeds of a pumpkin to that of an apple, and discussed their differences. Students helped to plant both types of seeds. We can’t wait to watch them sprout. In art we mixed red and yellow paint to see what color is created when they are mixed. Students had fun painting with their newly made orange paint. We used their paintings to cut pumpkins out and to build a pumpkin patch for our bulletin board. We worked on our fine motor skills by hammering tees into pumpkins and enjoyed playing with orange playdoh. We had fun playing farmer’s market in dramatic play and the students loved playing with tractors and picking out pumpkins in our corn sensory bin.
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