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Room 1 News

Mrs. Gray’s Class
Oral Language
Theme for week: Apples and Pumpkins
Monday: Naming the shape of an apple and parts of an
Tuesday: Naming ways to prepare or eat apples;
counting syllables and identifying F sound in words
Wednesday: Describing, classifying and comparing
Thursday: Counting syllables, general knowledge
questions about apples and pumpkins, creating a Venn

October 3-7
Phonological Awareness &
Handwriting without Tears
Where Do You Start Your Letters? Song
Focus on counting syllables in words
Letter F building: Building F with wood pieces, Roll a
Dough Letter F, Stamp, See and Write screens,
Wet/Dry/Try writing F and F page in workbooks
Review of square and drawing squares in workbooks

Books and Related Activities
When Autumn Comes by Robert Maass (describing changes of seasons and fall activities)
Apples by Ken Robbins (how apples grow, types of apples, and how apples can be used)
A Day at the Orchard by Megan Faulkner & Adam Krawesky (how apples are grown and harvested)
Monster Knows Excuse Me by Connie Colwell Miller (reviewing manners)
Bad Apple: A Tale of Friendship by Edward Hemmingway (reviewing teasing, bullying and friendship)
The Seasons of Arnold’s Apple Tree by Gail Gibbons (describing how an apple grows and is harvested)
Pumpkin, Pumpkin by Jeanne Titherington (pumpkin life cycle, tasting pumpkin seeds)
The Biggest Pumpkin Ever by Steven Kroll (working together, sharing, pumpkin life cycle and uses of pumpkins)

Art/Creative Activities

STEM Activities

Fine Motor practice: sorting red, green and yellow
beads using tweezers or tongs
Apple Printing with red, green and yellow tempera
Button Apples: working on gluing and 1-1
Making applesauce: Peeling, coring, and chopping

Science Technology Engineering Math

Provocations: Crushing and grinding lavender
flowers, cinnamon bark and star anise with mortar
and pestle; kaleidoscope building with natural
materials and mirrors

Apple taste test, apple graph, observing bean growth
in baggies and pots, collecting leaves, leaf rubbings,
pumpkin and apple life cycles, How Does and Apple
Grow? and Big Bumpy Pumpkin Scholastic magazines;
Count with Me activity

Spanish Activities
Body parts in Spanish
Fruits in Spanish

Upcoming Events
October 28: Mother Goose Parade and Class Party
October 31 and November 1: Parent Teacher Conferences