The original plan this week was to study bats, but I ended up being out yesterday, and leaves seemed easier for my guest teacher to handle.  The children began reading this big book:

They took a picture walk through it and then the guest teacher read it aloud to the children.

They then started a new Predictable Chart–this one will be quick because we only have 3 days of school this week due to Fall Break.  Monday/Tuesday will be the days to write the chart and Wednesday, we will make the classbook and touch read the sentences:

Yesterday the children took a leaf walk outside and collected leaves in ziploc baggies.  We used them today with this book:

After reading this story, I let each of the children make  a “Leaf Person” of their own.  We first did rubbings with the leaves, then looked at them with magnifying glasses and then glued them down:

Tomorrow, we have “double store day” because I keep forgetting to pay the children for their jobs!  I promised them a double pay week and more time to shop.  We also will have a Fall Party in the afternoon, right at the end of the day (thank goodness! 🙂 ) and we will do some sorting with leaves in the morning.  We will make our Leaves are…. classbook and finish up our regular morning routines.

I’m also excited to be DONE with report cards for conferences next week!  We were able to complete them on the computer for the first time this year, so they were lots easier and given the fact that I only have 26 children instead of the 50 in 1/2 day that I am used to, things went a lot quicker! Yeah!! I can actually have a Fall Break this year! 🙂

I was thinking of creating some more Roll-A-______ games for November/December, any suggestions?  I have Roll-A-Snowman already.  Do you think Roll-a-turkey, roll-a-pilgrim, or roll-a-native american would be offensive to any cultures?  Any that you would like for me to create?

Kristen 🙂

About Kristen Poindexter

I am the 2014 National Shell Science Teacher, 2014 PAEMST Awardee for Science, and a Kindergarten teacher who blogs about my adventures in teaching!

Posted on October 22, 2008, in Classroom Photos 2008-2009, Inquiry Based Science, Language Arts/Writing, Math, Updates. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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