Thursday, 6 October 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

It's turkey time here in Canada.  The children are excited to spend time with family and friends this weekend to celebrate Thanksgiving.

After discussing everything we have to be thankful for, the children made a thankful tree table decoration.  I traced their hands and cut the handprints out of fall coloured construction paper to be the leaves for their tree.  Each child sat with me and dictated what they are thankful for and I printed it on each 'leaf'.  I folded the bag accordian style to create lines to follow when cutting.  Cut down the bag half way to create the branches for the tree.  Children stuffed a piece of newspaper into the bottom of the bag so it would stand up nicely then twisted the bag for the trunk and the cut strips for the branches.  We stapled our handprint leaves onto the branches.




I found this super cute footprint turkey craft on the Crafty Morning website and just had to do it with my crew!  



My crew did an amazing job on their turkey drawings!


Mrs. Duck and Mr. Turkey

Mrs. duck went to visit Mr. Turkey
And she walked with a wobble, wobble, wobble
She said, "How do you do?" to Mr. Turkey
And he answered with a, "Gobble, gobble, gobble!"


Always on Thanksgiving
Sung to "Frere Jacques"

We eat turkey, we eat turkey
Oh so good, oh so good
Always on Thanksgiving, always on Thanksgiving
Yum, yum, yum.  Yum, yum, yum.

Mashed potatoes, mashed potatoes
Oh so good, oh so good
Always on Thanksgiving, always on Thanksgiving
Yum, yum, yum.  Yum, yum, yum.

Yellow corn, yellow corn
Oh so good, oh so good
Always on Thanksgiving, always on Thanksgiving
Yum, yum, yum.  Yum, yum, yum.

Apple pie, apple pie
Oh so good, oh so good
Always on Thanksgiving, always on Thanksgiving
Yum, yum, yum.  Yum, yum, yum.
(children can add their favourite foods for more verses)


Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Fall

Fall is my absolute favourite time of year.  I love the freshness of the cool air and the beautiful colours everywhere.  Sorry for the lack of photos, but we were very busy enjoying the Autumn weather and our activities.

The past 2 weeks we explored leaves and the changes that fall brings.  On our walks. we discussed the changes we saw and gathered leaves to take back with us.  We taped some of the leaves to a stick to create a paint brush then painted fall colours onto paper with our leaf brush.  The children each chose a leaf and then the older ones filled out an information sheet on their leaf.  We painted the leaves and then pressed them onto paper to make prints.  We glued with fall coloured construction paper to create lovely cut and paste pictures.


Pretty Leaves
Pretty leaves they are falling
Falling down to the ground
When the wind blows his trumpet
See them dancing around
Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la
Tra-la-la-la-la-la
Tra-la-la-la-la-la-la
Tra-la-la-la-la-la
Pretty leaves they are falling
Falling down to the ground
When the wind blows his trumpet
See them sitting back down.

I Like Autumn
I like to roll in the leaves,
Feel the cool breeze,
Stuff a scarecrow top to bottom!
And you can call it fall
If that's what you please,
But I say, "I like Autumn!"
A diddle-up, A diddle-up
A diddle-up a dee,
Our jackets - we're glad we brought 'em.
You can call it Fall
If that's what you please,
But I say, "I like autumn!"
I say, "I like autumn!"
~Barney~