Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Pre-K Week 7: Fall

Week 7 marked the first week of Fall, which was an exciting (and complicated) to teach students in Florida.

The main concepts we worked on was the fact that there were different seasons, the name of the season was Fall, during fall the weather gets cooler, and the leaves change colors and fall off of the tree.

One of the first things I showed the students was this video of a husky jumping in leaves. The students loved it as much as I did, and we might have watched it multiple times that day.
It was a learning experience. What?! It was!!!

Here are some of the activities we did:

A fall fingerprint tree from AllKidsNetwork:
For this project, I traced and cut out each student's hand and forearm on brown construction paper to make the tree trunk.  Then the students fingerpainted in red, orange, and yellow for  the leaves. We really focused a lot on the colors of fall.

Another fun leaf activity was our Tie Dye Coffee Filter Fall Leaves from The Chocolate Muffin Tree:
To do this project, the students scribbled on coffee filters in... you guessed it... orange, red, and yellow.  They sprayed the filters with water and patted them to spread the color. When they dried, I cut them out in leaf shapes and the students had so much fun throwing them up and letting them fall.


Here are our leaves hanging around our fall bulletin board!

We also did fall leaf rubbings from mayamade where they rubbed the imprint of leaves with red, orange, and yellow crayons onto paper.

The fall paper bag from saifou was one of my favorite projects of the week, but it was a lot of work for me! I helped the students cut up their brown paper bags and twist them to make trees, and the students crumpled up little pieces of red, yellow, and orange tissue paper and glued them on to make leaves.


Of course, I had to do the Scarecrow door decoration again!

Finally, we made Scarecrows out of paper bags inspired by busybeekidscrafts:


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