What I will learn at school the Month of October in Ms. Kristen’s Class…
Themes of the Week (in addition to Montessori Work time)
09/28: Down On The Farm
Learning ASL farm animal signs
Learning what animal live on a farm
Life cycle of the chicken
Making butter, learning about other foods made from milk
Sink or float experiment with eggs
10/5: All About Pumpkins
Learning all about the parts of the pumpkin
Discuss what we can make with Pumpkins
Decorating a white pumpkin in class using crayon
Taste testing Pumpkin Pie
Learning the Poem “ Five Little Pumpkins”
10/12: All About Fall
Discuss the characteristics of Fall
Shading over leaves to make prints
Poems and Songs about Fall and Leaves
Parts of the leaf
10/19: All About Bats
Learning the parts of the bat
Learning about echolocation, and how it helps certain species of bats see
Ven Diagram comparing bats to birds
Making a “bat cave”
10/26: All About Spiders/ Halloween
Learning the parts of the spider.
Discuss the ways spiders are helpful .
Discussing the difference between arachnids and insects.
Learn about the spider life cycle.
Poems and Songs about Halloween.
Letters of the Week: Try to find objects that begin with each letter wherever you go with your child.
10/26: Review of All Sounds-Learn ASL Signs
Sight Words of the Week: Try to find each word in books as you read to your child.
Things to do at Home this Month to reinforce our themes:
- Take a fall hike together as a family. Have your child point out the changes they see around them.
- Ask your child to show you some of the ASL signs they’ve learned for farm animals.
- While reading to your child, point out the sight words they are learning this month.
- Pick out a pumpkin together with your child. Discuss with them what they have learned about how pumpkins grow, what foods we can make with pumpkin, etc.