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December is almost here!


What can you during December? I made this list with ideas to make every day count!


D is for December and for…

Put December words in abc order

Use the December words to write a story. Draw and colour a picture to go with it.

Use the word December to make new words.

Can you say a word that rhymes with December?

What do you like doing in November?

How many vowels are there in the word December? And consonants?

Clap the word December. How many claps can you hear?

Make a list of things you want to do this December

Pretend you are the gingerbread man. Write a story about your adventures.

Draw a picture of yourself and Santa Claus

Do you like Christmas?

What is your favorite traditions at Christmas?

Design a special sleigh for Santa

Plant some poinsettia seeds

Colour the South and North Pole in a map

If you were Santa Claus, what would you do?

Describe how you celebrate Christmas in your country.

Write a letter to Santa

Make some Christmas cards for your family

Write about how candles are used in your holiday celebrations.draw and colour a picture to go with it.

Draw a map for Santa to use to get to your house on Christmas Eve. Write him giving directions to your house using cardinal directions (North, East, South, West)













November is almost here!


What can you during November? I made this list with ideas to make every day count!

N is for November and for…

Put November words in abc order

Use the November words to write a story. Draw and colour a picture to go with it.

Use the word November to make new words.

Can you say a word that rhymes with November?

What do you like doing in November?

How many vowels are there in the word November? And consonants?

Clap the word November . How many claps can you hear?

Make a list of things you want to do this November

Write things you are grateful for

Can you spell the word Thanksgiving?

Do you like pies?

What’s your favourite pie?

Design a special disguise for a turkey

Write a story about a turkey who..

Make a Thanksgiving card for your family, friends,

Pretend you are a turkey. Write a letter to someone to persuade him/her to eat for Thanksgiving

Write about your perfect Thanksgiving dinner



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Happy November!
Make everyday count with these monthly activity calendars, which provide engaging activities and suggestions to last a month!







Time for pumpkins


To do beforehand:

Send home the new unit note.

Prepare the newsletter for the theme.

Check supplies.


Print the reproducibles for the week.

Make enough copies for your children.

Send the fieldtrip notes and prepare the tags.

Prepare the Family Fun Pack.

Make a beautiful Bulletin Board to decorate your class.





Explain that during the next days they are going to learn about apples.

Write on the board or on a sheet of paper:


Invite children to tell you things they already know about the topic.

Keep the list until you have completed the theme.

On posterboard print some Family words. Let the children come in small groups to decorate the signs with glitter, markers, stickers.

Brainstorm a list of descriptive words for pumpkins

Vote about your favourite recipe with pumpkins



We reviewed some sight words with these pumpkin cards









4 funny pumpkins grow in the farm 


4 funny pumpkins grow in the farm

the farmer came and took 1

then there were 3

3 funny pumpkins grow in the farm

the farmer came and took 1

then there were 2

2 funny pumpkins grow in the farm

the farmer came and took 1

then there was 1

1 funny pumpkins grow in the farm

the farmer came and took it

then there was none



I'm a little pumpkin
Tune of "I'm A Little Teapot" 

I'm a little pumpkin short and stout; (Squat down with hands on hips)
Here are my eyes and here is my mouth; (Point to each part as named)
When it's Halloween and you are out (Point to audience)
Just lift my lid and hear me shout. (Pretend to lift lid)
BOO! (Jump up and shout BOO!) 






Blow up a round balloon. Dip orange yarn into a mixture of one part glue and one part water. wrap yarn around the balloon until completely covered. Let dry, then pop balloon, use black craft foam to make face.


I bought some plastic pumpkins and made counting mats for kids to sort pumpkins in the correct card.

We also practised Adding and Substracting with Pumpkin Mats











We also worked on some shape recognition using these cards






Orange mix:
Fingerpaint with red and yellow paint.

Orange
 I like orange
I like orange
O-r-a-n-g-e
I like orange
I like pumpkins.
I like oranges.
O-r-a-n-g-e-s
I like orange.


Orange Collages
Set out sheets of white  construction paper, scissors and glue. Let the children look through magazines to find  pictures. I printed the questions in a white piece of paper. They had to look for colourful things in magazines and made a poster


Pumpkin Pancakes: add pumpkin pie spice to your regular pancake recipe.
Grill and serve, they don't even need syrup!



This is the time you “wrap up” the work.

Let children reflect about what they learned.

Discuss about things they liked and didn’t like.

Use this time to assess the teaching strategies

Gather the children in a group at the conclusion of the study of the theme.

Write on the board or on a poster

“Things we learned about pumpkins”

Invite children to tell you something about they have learned.

Prompt questions such as “What have we done during this week?” “What were we talking about?”

Make a list of all the things children say.

Read the first list you made with the group at the beginning of the unit.

Say “These are the things we write at the beginning. Do you remember?” “Now, this is what we have learned

At the beginning of the theme send home a note to parents stating for the theme the children will be learning about for the next few days,.

Suggest some ways families can be involved in the topic of study, for example:

Include the titles and authors of some of the children’s books about the theme.

Invite parents to look for these books in the library, check them out and read them with their child.

Send home some of the finger plays, rhymes, songs, poems that you have used with the children. Print them on colorful cards and record the children singing or chanting. Invite families to sing and rhyme with their children.


Ask families to send pictures or books or stuff related to the topic.


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