Wednesday, October 29, 2008

One Little, Two Little, Three Little Pumpkins!!

Today we started by making a fun pumpkin puppet. They loved talking with them and making scary noises with the mouths, especially the boys! Our LBQ -What is your favorite Halloween treat?

After our morning pledge, weather, and calendar we read The Tiniest Pumpkin, a first-start easy reader by Janet Craig. Then we played Is It 3? This game uses six pictures that either have three objects on it or a number other than three. It is held up and the kids are asked to smile for yes if indeed their are three objects on the card. If their is not three objects they are to frown for no. We record this on the board and then move to tables so they can do their own worksheet suing the same format.

We then read One Little Pumpkin and sang
(to the tune of Ten Little Indians)

One little, two little, three little pumpkins,

four little, five little, six little pumpkins,

seven little, eight little, nine little pumpkins,

ten pumpkins growing in a patch.

Ten little, nine little, eight little pumpkins,

seven little, six little, five little pumpkins,

four little, three little, two little pumpkins,

one pumpkin growing in a patch.

After reading the story and singing the song they were then able to put their own books together. We discussed a front cover, or title page, and its importance. Then we helped them put their book in numerical order. They could then either color them a little or save it for home. Next we played I spy. Today we wanted them to spy the colors orange or black to review the new colors we learned for the month.

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