News from the Outdoors
The Nature Detectives enjoyed jumping into fall this week by learning about the farm and harvesting! This week, both classes enjoyed our yearly trip to Homestead Farm. We visited the farm animals and took a tractor ride to a pumpkin patch where each child got to pick our their own pumpkin! To finish off the trip, each detective was also able to enjoy a juicy apple picked right from the farm.
We also enjoyed our weekly naturalist visit from Alex! Woodend is starting to show signs of fall, and all the classes enjoyed collecting leaves, acorns and chestnuts!
News from the Classroom
This week we introduced the light table into our indoor play. Children created structures with magna-tiles such as airports, towers, and even barns!
After going to the farm, each class got to explore the insides of a pumpkin! We scooped and separated seeds, as well as cooked them up for a taste test between salt and cinnamon flavored pumpkin seeds.
Books We Read:
Senses on the Farm by Shelly Rotner
Daisy Comes Home by Jan Brett
Our Trip to Homestead Farm by the Nature Detectives 2015-2016
Weekly Top Hits
Farmer Ben (to the tune of Old MacDonald)
Follow the Rules
Oct. 12th CLOSED for Columbus Day. (Montgomery County Schools are open that day but it is a day where Audubon closes. )
Oct. 17th Re-Use It Sale
Oct. 22nd Fall Celebration