Harvest: Fall Studies

 

Fall Studies and Projects...

Links to November 
Craft Projeccts:
TurkeyNov_Turkey_Craft,_09.html
Scarecrow CraftNov._Scarecrow_Craft,_09.html
Thanksgiving CenterpieceNov._Thanksgiving_Craft,_09.html
In the Fall, when I am finally starting to spend more time on curriculum and less on teaching rules and routine, I make sure that I really teach them to observe details. My science prompt of “What Do You Notiec?” comes into discussions throughout each day. We collect and observe signs of Fall:  leaves, seeds, bulbs, gourds, pumpkins, trees....  I like to make sure that they practice sorting by three or more attributes,  so I teach all of the science vocabulary that can be used to describe fall items as they sort: all of the adjectives that we can come up with to describe colors, size, shape, line, texture, weight, durability, etc. We have boxes of items of all types that can be sorted and described. In the pictures below, students were able to pick two gourds to compare and contrast for the class, showing how much they had learned about what to observe.

In the Fall, when I am finally starting to spend more time on curriculum and less on teaching rules and routine, I make sure that I really teach them to observe details. My science prompt of “What Do You Notiec?” comes into discussions throughout each day. We collect and observe signs of Fall:  leaves, seeds, bulbs, gourds, pumpkins, trees....  I like to make sure that they practice sorting by three or more attributes,  so I teach all of the science vocabulary that can be used to describe fall items as they sort: all of the adjectives that we can come up with to describe colors, size, shape, line, texture, weight, durability, etc. We have boxes of items of all types that can be sorted and described. In the pictures below, students were able to pick two gourds to compare and contrast for the class, showing how much they had learned about what to observe.