With Fall things all around us and Halloween coming fast some of the children have been showing an interest in pumpkins! This week we learned all about the life cycle of a pumpkin. We carved into a pumpkin and looked inside. We found seeds and pulp inside. The kids also described how the inside of a pumpkin felt. Some of the children described their findings as smooth, soft, slippery and cold.
We had a discussion about what we can do with a pumpkin. Then we tried a couple of these ideas out! We carved a pumpkin, roasted some of the seeds and next week we will do some baking with a pumpkin!
On French days, we continued learning about primary colours and how to make different colours. We did a fun science experiment using coloured water and paper towel. Each container of coloured water had a piece of paper towel inside of it leading to a container with clear water. Then we watched to see what would happen........
We noticed that when the water made its way up the paper towel and into the clear container the colours mixed to make new colours!
In addition, we set up a centre for the children to do their own colour mixing using small container and eye droppers.
Our dramatic play area became a pumpkin patch this week. The children really enjoyed exploring all the pumpkins and leaves in this area as well as being "farmers" selling pumpkins!
With Halloween coming up we have started learning some new Halloween Songs.
This week we also had a performance from Yaki. The children really enjoyed listening to all his songs and even helping to play instruments!
Some of our SK children started showing an interest in creating their own stories. We made small books for them to draw out their stories and practice their writing and sounding out.