As we finished up our Thanksgiving unit, we made some adorable Pilgrims.
Hailey and Hunter worked hard creating their Pilgrims.
Hailey adding an apron to her Pilgrim girl.
Hunter got a little distracted by the book basket and stopped to read a book.
When Hunter’s Pilgrim was finished, he decided to dance with him.
Hailey’s finished Pilgrim Girl.
Hunter’s finished Pilgrim Boy.
The finished Pilgrims. Hailey did a little paper and wrote what she would do if she were a Pilgrim Girl. She wrote, “I would do my chores without complaining and I would try to play with my dolls.”
The theme for this months Poppins Book Nook was animals. Since we were learning about Thanksgiving this month, I decided to go with a turkey for our animal.
We used a few different books to go with our theme. We read “A Turkey for Thanksgiving” by Eve Bunting, which is a super cute story! Then we read 2 non-fiction books- “All About Turkeys” by Jim Arnosky and “Turkeys that Fly and Turkeys That Don’t” by Allen Fowler. We learned so much from those 2 books!
As we read the non-fiction books about turkeys, we added feathers to this turkey. Each feather has an interesting fact about turkeys.
I had Hailey write in her journal pretending to be a turkey and giving reasons why she should not be eaten for Thanksgiving dinner.
We also made some turkey crafts, you can see the full post here. These are the cute hats we made.
Hailey made this turkey with a cute poem on it.
Each month you will have a chance to win a book from the Poppins Book Nook group related to the theme of the month. This month you have a chance to win National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia. The only rule is that you must live in the US to win.
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Hunter is 23 months old.
It’s hard to believe that November is almost over! We started doing tot school last January and I can’t believe it’s been almost a year.
Hunter’s letter was G this week. We added it to our tree and he was able to find it and point it out.
Hunter made a G craft for our letter wall.
G is for Giraffe
Our color this month was yellow. Hunter knows his colors now, so I will probably stop having a focus color next month and just make sure we do a lot of reviewing so he doesn’t forget.
We have been learning all about Thanksgiving, and Hunter made this Mayflower.
Hunter also helped to make a Mayflower boat- you can see the Mayflower post here. Hunter loves it! He loves sitting in it and it’s funny to hear him say he’s sitting in the Mayflower.
We also learned all about pumpkins this week and Hunter really enjoyed that.
The pumpkins are attached to this little board with Velcro. We sang a little song to go with our pumpkin patch to the tune of “Oh My Darling, Clementine.”
I saw a pumpkin, a big fat pumpkin
It was hanging on a vine
[Hunter] came along and picked it
Took it home and said, “It’s mine.”
Hunter loved picking his pumpkins
We also cut open a pumpkin to see what the inside was like.
Hunter really enjoys reading books from our book basket.
We made a little book about how pumpkins grow. This book came from the Pumpkin Patch Palooza unit I am using with Hailey.
We also planted some pumpkin seeds… we will see if anything happens.
Stop by 1+1+1=1 to see what the other tots were up to this week.
I am behind in my posting again, I have just been so busy!! Here is a quick look at what we did 2 weeks ago.
Hailey made this soldier when we learned about Veterans Day.
Hailey is learning about money in math. We played a game with the coins- each person had to roll the die and then use the coins to make the amount that was rolled. The first person to reach 25 cents was the winner.
We continued our Thanksgiving Unit study, using a unit from The Razzle Dazzle Classroom.
This week we learned about the Wampanoag Indians. There is a lot of great information on Scholastic, we really enjoyed using this site. We also read “If You Lived in the Time of Squanto” and Hailey made this project based on what she learned.
The cover of her Wampanoag project.
The inside of project. On the left she drew what the Wampanoag homes looked like during the summer vs the winter and the wrote a little about each. On the right she drew and wrote about what the Wampanoag men and women wore. In the middle she did the jobs and food and then drew a picture of a Wampanoag village. She had fun making this and we both learned a lot!
In language arts Hailey has been learning about irregular plural nouns- we played a fun matching game to get a little practice.
Hailey loves to read!! We are using the emerging readers that go with Heart of Dakota. Right now the books are too easy for her, but things are going to pick up soon.
In science we did a unit all about spiders. You can see the full unit here.
Hailey also put on a little puppet show for us. She wrote a script, made puppets and painted scenes. She worked hard and did a great job!!
Another scene in the show