Thursday, October 24, 2013

"The leaves are falling from the trees! I'm not joking!"

Since the children have been so interested in leaves and the materials in the sensory table, we showed them pictures of trees with Autumn leaves. "What do you see?" we asked the children. "I see trees! Flowers. Leaves." Hudson said. Max shared the pumpkin that he brought to school with the "big" stem.

Next, we had Dance with Elizabeth! The children took turns holding her hands to learn how to passe. We made very fun movements with her and the children had a blast!

Then we painted more branches for our Fall friendship tree. Brandon and Max painted one branch while Scarlett and Hudson painted the other. While she was painting, Scarlett looked at her work and said, "Hmm...a branch." 

When reading Going On a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury, we looked up out the window and noticed leaves falling! Hudson, Brandon, and Max sat on our laps in silence just watching the leaves fall. "Look! I see one!" the children would say off and on. At one point during this moment Brandon said, "The leaves are falling from the trees! I'm not joking!" This was indeed a meaningful moment as we sat there filled with wonderment before lunch for TEN minutes!

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