The "Pumpkin Patch" game is a fun one to play this time of year. A great way to practice counting and adding! I honestly can't remember where I downloaded this printable game board from??? It's so cute! I found some small pumpkin erasers 2 years ago at "The Dollar Store" and bought a bunch knowing I would and could use them for so many things. So we use those for our game pieces. There are several ways you could play this game, here are the rules we use:
Each player takes a turn rolling the big foam dice. He/She counts the number rolled and places that same number of pumpkin pieces onto the pumpkin patch dots. The first player to "fill the patch" wins! (If you don't have enough pumpkin game pieces to fill the whole patch, you can just move 1 pumpkin along - and the first one to reach the end wins!)
|AM class counting pieces and hoping they get a bigger number than the friend before them!|
Mr. Z is getting a little help from Miss M counting his pumpkins :]
|Our game board and pieces.|
(After 2 years I FINALLY laminated all my pumpkin patch boards...can you say procrastination?)
|When you're one of the first to Fill Your Pumpkin Patch, it makes you happy|
....just like Mr. H!
I love an endearing moment! I caught Miss L and Mr. M spending some quiet free time together. According to my boys, girls stink - according to my girls, boys are crazy...so this moment made me smile. I love it when the kids cross the 'gender barrier' and just be friends ;]
We are reading the Bob Book 'DOT' right now. It's a little harder than 'MAT' and 'SAM' and spotlights the letters O, H, G and R. So this week we focused on the letters O and H.
Our O papers were all about the Octopus!
Our H papers were about crazy Hats!
|Mr. T decided his hat looked more like a hammer than a hat...|
but that's ok because hammer starts with H too!
We are on a "Fall Binge" here at My Little Preschool, we just can't get enough! However, we are lucky to live in a place where we can fully experience all 4 seasons. After a small chat about the difference between each season, we created our own illustrations...I thought Mr. T did a fantastic job!
The winds calmed for the rest of the week...so we took learning OUTSIDE! Fall always smells amazing, inside and outside. We gathered anything we could find that smelled like fall - leaves, grass, lavender, mums, petunias, pine needles and even large mushrooms :]
|AM class: Mr. H, Mr. C, Miss J and Miss K gathering little bits of nature|
|Mr. Z is the one who discovered the mushrooms :]|
He loves outdoor science projects!
|PM class: Mr. M (great face...must of smelled something nasty?)|
Miss L, Mr. A, Miss K, Miss K, Miss B and Miss M
We hope everyone is having a great Fall Recess and we are excited to see you again next week!
Miss Lisa and Miss Caitlyn