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Five Little Pumpkins

Five Little Pumpkins


Science -

Scientists ask question about things,

and then investigate to find answers.


How do we use our senses to observe?


We will describe properties of common objects.


We will communicate observations orally and through drawings


How do we use science investigation skills?


We will compare and sort common objects by one or more physical attribute.


Our Focus:

Growth Cycle of a Pumpkin


Our Academic Language

CCD words:

observation, properties, compare, investigate, attributes, hypothesis, senses, science




Our Math Focus




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Take 2 containers or pitchers of different  shapes. If you were to fill the container, what would you observe.

Make a prediction: Which will hold more ? Why do you think so? How can you find out which holds more?

Can any of the containers fit inside another one? Estimate the containers capacity!

Explore "volume"


Your child maybe able to count to 100 but can he/she identify a number out of sequence? Play games like Sorry, Uno, Dominos to help them learn! 



Pull out the TEN FRAMES and play games!


we will be practicing two ways of counting 10's  ( eleven, twelve, thirteen.... and  1- ten  1-one, 1-ten 2- ones, 1-ten 3- ones)


Practice modeling correct number formation!

Go outside with a paintbrush and water and teach your child how to make 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 on the sidewalk!

( Parents: Make sure you model the numbers first, you are working on making sure the numbers are facing the correct direction, so modeling is the key)




Math Academic Vocabulary: Compose , decompose, estimate, addingplus, take away, subtract,  before,  after,  greater then,  lesser then,  fewer,  the same equal to, between, volume, capacity


Peter's Pumpkin's Patch

Peter's Hay Stacks . . . Our Class . Our Tractor Ride . Hold On! . Picking Potatoes . . . . . . . . . . team work . Off To Pick Our Pumpkins . . . Into The Corn! . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lunch and Pumpkin Ice Cream!!! . Time to Go!!!
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Where can we find the true meaning of it?

How does friendship FEEL?

What does it LOOK like?

What does it SOUND like?


What is your own definition of "Friendship"?

(Talk about this as family)


¿Qué es la "Amistad"?
¿Dónde podemos encontrar el verdadero significado?
¿Cómo se siente amistad?
¿Qué te parece?
¿Suena como?


¿Cuál es tu propia definición de "Amistad"?
(Hablo de esto como familia)

A Few Days In Color Week

Red Day With Ms. Browning Orange Day with Ms. King and Ms. V. Blue Day with Mr.Matthes
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READ to Self

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Parent's Corner

Parent's Corner:

Just a thought :) Asking more directed question, rather then open ended question, will help you learn more about our day. You might ask "Can you teach me a song you sang today?" or "W ...more

Yosemite's Summer Vacation

Yosemite and Bjorn at the tent Yosemite and Bjorn talking around the camp fire. Yosemite working on the farm. Yosemite taking a dip. Day dreaming!!! Driving the tractor on papa and nana's farm. Blake babysitting Yosemite IMG_1758.JPG Talking about the day on the farm IMG_1747.JPG VVroom!!! IMG_1757.JPG Nap time with friends at the cabin IMG_1771.JPG Look what Yosemite made... IMG_1777.JPG Do you know where Yosemite is here? Yes, Golden Gate Park!!! Yosemite in Tent Cabins Where do you think Yosemite is? Look closely! Who is he with?
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Come make a splash with me in Kindergarten!

Mrs. Ervin's summer picture

Something to Think About

Before the fruits of prosperity can come, the storms of life need to first bring the required rains of testing, which mixes with the seeds of wisdom to produce a mature harvest.” 
― Lincoln Patz

“Autumn. It's crispness, it's anticipation, it's melancholia, it's cool breezes replacing summer's heat. It's long days in the field, a harvest festival when work's done, a cheering crowd in a football stadium, chrysanthemums punctuating a somber landscape. It's Halloween highjinx, pumpkins grinning toothy smiles, the crack of pecan pressed against pecan. It's the first curls of woodsmoke, fresh blisters from pushing a rake. It's crisp and fresh and mellow and snug, solemn and melancholy. And it's very, very welcome.” 
― Good Housekeeping Magazine

“The kind of soil in your area determines the type of crop you will plant to harvest; The kind of potentials in you will decide the type of success you will celebrate.” 
― Israelmore Ayivor


Room 2's Daily Schedule

Enrichment            8:45 - 9:20

Circle                           9:20 - 9:50

Groups                      9:55 - 10:40

Recess                        10:45 - 11:05

Core Study       11:05 -11:50

Lunch                         12:00- 12:40

Story/Choice        12:40- 1:35

Home                                  1:40           


Building a skeleton together . . .
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Links to Learning

Our Language Art Focus


1) Work on naming  all capitol and lower case letters out of order

2) Work on saying the sound of upper and lower case letters out of order

3) Match or say as many words that start with the letter you see or are shown

4) Create rhyming words 

5) Work on identifying beginning  and ending sound of a word


guide  your child to ask and answer questions about key details in a text.

guide  your child to identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.

guide your child to describe the connection between two individuals, events, ideas, or pieces of information in a text.

Writing Skill:

* Work on the formation of upper and lower case letters

*Work on sounding out and writing the letter that matches the sound to make words

* Work on leaving finger space between to words

A good way to start these is to work on your child's first and last name: teach each letter name , sound, correct way to make the letter and start using lower case. Make this fun, use play dough, shaving cream, a paintbrush and water, but model first!

Start small and add on!

Rainbow Letters to work on:

 a, s, m, t, r 

 i, b, h, n, v 

 o, d, c, f, g,  

 u, k, l, q, z

Rainbow Words to work on:

Red Words

I, me, am, can, see, and, go, to ,for, like

Orange Words

be, by, have, in, it, my, on, out, the, think, you

Yellow Words

we, he, she, are, went, is, here, play, because

Green Words

what, that, not, at, or

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