The children noticed the colors and shapes of leaves as they collected them to make a collage. The next day, they participated in making applesauce, which they will have the opportunity to taste on Monday.
They also helped to plant an oak tree. The following day, a small group ran to check on it and reported, "It grew a new branch!"
Our forays in the natural world are a warm up to studying cultures of Native American tribes. The children will learn about the role of nature in Native cultures.
The children will make necklaces, learn some symbols and make a raven, a cultural hero in many of their stories.
Duck dressed up for Halloween, though he was not supposed to come to school in costume. The children didn’t mind and asked him who he was (Little Red Riding Hood).
Sneaky Snake took the letter C, as she had a hankering for candy, cake, and cookies on the day after Halloween.