Gobble Gobble! This month we learned about turkeys! The children began the month by decorating a piece of feather shaped construction paper with fall colored feathers which was used to create our thankful turkey (displayed on our classroom bulletin board). We had more fun with turkeys as the children sponge painted half a plate using orange, yellow and brown paint and then added a turkey to the middle. We also made very special keepsake turkey place mats last week which we used during our Thanksgiving feast!
In addition to Thanksgiving we finished up our fall unit this month. The children enjoyed a fall themed sensory bin filled with plastic and felt leaves, pine cones, hay and pumpkins, they also made scarecrows which hung in the hallway, made vibrant colored leaves using water colors and an eye dropper, a collage using real leaves, an Indian and Pilgrim, and the Mayflower using their handprint!
For the shape of the month we learned all about squares! The children made Indian corn using small multi-colored squares which we hung in the classroom and hallway for the month of November. They also stamped with a square shaped wooden block that was wrapped in yarn for some fun texture and a orange stamp pad.