Monday, 31 October 2016

It's Halloween!

On Halloween day, we had our annual party!  We hardly recognized the children, they all looked so different.  If it wasn't for the fact that their parents dropped them off in the morning, we wouldn't have known who they were.

The children brought treats in for their classmates and handed them out.

All of the children at our little yellow school came together for the Halloween banquet.  It was nice for the children to have some time to mix and mingle over yummy Halloween party food.

Our Halloween celebration was so much fun.  It brought our school community closer together and created many special memories.


Friday, 28 October 2016

It's Pumpkin Time!

We came back from the farm with two large pumpkins for our classrooms.  They were such beautiful pumpkins, yet it was now time to turn them into jack-o-lanterns.

The children each took a turn hollowing out the pumpkins.
Inside the pumpkins we found seeds and pulp.

The children decided how they wanted the jack-o-lanterns to look.  Madame D. did the carving.

Voila!  A jack-o-lantern!

During the month of October, the children learned about the life cycle of a pumpkin both in our classrooms and at the farm. After the pumpkin carving experience, they were pumpkin experts.  Each child made a book to share their pumpkin knowledge with their families. 

Rilee knows pumpkins, outside....

and in!

We had a great time turning our pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns!

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Sparkle In The Rain ~ A Farm Visit

Our little yellow school community recently went on a trip to the farm.  The day was rainy, but that did not dampen our enthusiasm.  We boarded the school bus and away we went!

Our first stop at the farm was a wagon ride.

We passed through corn fields and a forest on our ride.

We were excited to visit with the animals and spend some time with them.

The Goats
An Alpaca
The Sheep
The Pigs
The Cows

We saw a freshly laid egg and pet some rabbits.

A Freshly Laid Egg

Petting the Rabbits

 Some of the hens wanted to join our group!

We spent some time in the warm, dry barn classroom learning about pumpkins.

It was so rainy that we were not able to spend time in the garden. Thankfully, the farmers at the farm brought the garden to us! We moved into the toasty warm greenhouse to learn about some of the vegetables that are grown on the farm.  We even got to take some back to school with us.



We each choose a pumpkin to take home.

Sadly, our time at the farm had come to an end and it was time to board the bus.

We had a fantastic morning at the farm.  Thank you to everyone at the farm for adding sparkle to a wet and rainy day.