Detective Post #7

News From the Outdoors:

The Nature Detectives had a really wonderful week outdoors in the gorgeous fall weather. We were very productive! We revisited the Lookout area a few times this past week to work on the stick fort.  It now has walls and is partially roofed! We also went on a squirrel themed walk with Alex on our naturalist hike and saw a black squirrel collecting food for winter. The kids also learned about the flying squirrel feeder that is located in the outdoor amphitheater. The PM Nature Detectives saw not one, but two snakes while out on hikes this week!

AM 1

Making a home for Chester.

PM 1

Feeling a Squirrel pelt.

While on hikes, the Nature Detectives explored the dry creek bed which meanders through the property. The children also collected leaves for a print making art project which became decorations for the classroom and for their celebration crowns.

AM 3  PM 2

News From the Classroom:

The Nature Detectives did a lot of art in preparation for the fall celebration this week. They made colorful pumpkins and leaves by shaking paint-covered natural objects around in a shoe box, made leaf prints and of course, their fancy crowns.

AM 4

Making leaf prints!

PM Fall

We opened up new blocks for building with in the block area and seeing the new structures that they made was incredible! We added acorns and leaf shapes to the play dough for new creations.

PM 3

Crown decoratiing.

We enjoyed our fall celebration in the classroom which was a huge success and lots of fun. The kids certainly had a blast and we appreciate the efforts from all the families to make the celebration a hit.

AM fall

Books We Read:

It’s Fall! by Linda Glaser

Leaf Jumpers by Carole Gerber

Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf by Lois Ehlert

The Best Gift of All Jonathan Emmett

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Weekly Top Hits:

I’m a Nut

I’m an Acorn Small and Round

Lying on the cold, cold ground

Everybody steps on me,

That is why I’m cracked you see.

I’m a nut (x3)

I’m nutty

Falling Leaves

Falling, falling, falling leaves

Mother Nature did you sneeze?

Red ones, yellow ones, orange and brown

Big ones, little ones on the ground

Falling, falling, falling leaves

Mother Nature did you sneeze?

ACHOOO!

Upcoming Events:

Auduboo! Oct. 30th

Teacher Work Day (No School) Nov. 2

Parent-Teacher Conferences Nov. 3rd, 4th, 5th

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