• Our Pumpkin Study

    Posted by ISABEL CHITA on 12/28/2021

    Our Pumpkin Study

    During the months of October and November, our class did a study on "Pumpkins". We got to explore/examine different pumpkins; learn about the different parts of a pumpkin and the different stages of the pumpkin life cycle; as well as, review foods that are made with pumpkin.

    Here are some of the other things that we did during our pumpkin study:

    Weighing Pumpkins

    Students were weighing different pumpkins with a balance scale to see which pumpkins were "heavy" and "light".

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    They also weighed objects against a pumpkin to see which was "heavier"/"lighter" than the pumpkin.


    Pumpkin Sink or Float

    We did a sink or float experiment with pumpkins. We discovered that all three pumpkins floated with the blossom end facing up and the stem going underneath the water.

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    From Pumpkin to Jack-o-Lantern

    Students first predicted what was inside of the pumpkin, then helped to clean the seeds and fibrous strands out of the pumpkin.

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    Then they voted on what shape nose to carve into the pumpkin so that it could become a Jack-o-Lantern.

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    Pumpkin Playdough

    Students worked together to make pumpkin playdough by adding, mixing, and then kneading all the ingredients together into playdough.

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    After having fun creating and playing with the playdough, students were able to take their pumpkin playdough home.

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    Pumpkin Farm

    Students had fun dressing up and role playing at the Cruz Pumpkin Farm. The "customers" were able to pick pumpkins from the "pumpkin patch" and buy them from the farmer. The "farmers" would weigh, tally, bag, and charge the customer for their pumpkins.

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    Pumpkin Picking

    We went "pumpkin picking" outside and each student was able to pick his/her own baby pumpkin to take home.

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    Pumpkin Fun in Blocks

    Students used blocks, recycled materials, and pumpkins to create gates, farms and stores in the Block Area.

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    Pumpkin Reading

    Students enjoyed looking at pumpkin books and retelling the story of the "Five Little Pumpkins".

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    Pumpkin End-of-Study Celebration

    We celebrated the end of our Pumpkin Study with a " Pumpkin Pie Taste Testing" and then graphed the results. Everyone liked the pumpkin pie!

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  • Week of Respect 2021

    Posted by ISABEL CHITA on 10/10/2021

    WEEK of RESPECT 2021

    This week, our class has been talking about what respect is and how we can show it to others.

    We listened to different stories and songs about "Respect" and even played a game sorting pictures of behaviors that were respectful/kind and not respectful/unkind.


    Room #123's Golden Rule was "BE KIND!"



    "Let's Keep the Peace" - Tie-dye Tuesday



     Our Community" - a visit from the Perth Amboy Fire Department



    "Put Bullying to Bed" - Pajama Day


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    Taking turns playing the "Respectful/NOT Respectul" Behavior Sorting Game 



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  • Welcome Back to School

    Posted by ISABEL CHITA on 10/9/2021

     September 2021

    The month of September was spent adapting to the daily schedule, learning the classroom rules and routines, as well as, playing games and making new friends.

    Shared Reading

    Shared Reading



    Music and Movement



    Gross Motor


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    Floor Puzzle Team Work



    Center Time - Table Toys



    Center Time - Art Area



    Center Time - Dramatic Play



    Center Time - Discovery Center



    Center Time - Blocks Area

    This is just a sample of some of the things that we do in school throughout the day.

    The 2021 school year is off to a great start!!! 




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