Due to a generous donation of pumpkins from the Chan family, we were able to explore pumpkins after learning about their parts and life cycles. We learned about them through cleaning, weighing, rolling, and comparing them. They ranged from 1 lb to 22 lbs! The most exciting part of our exploration was checking the buoyancy of all of them and we found that even the biggest one floats in water!
November reminds us to be thankful for what we have. The Maple Room class seems to be thankful for each other, as every day is full of collaboration and discussions about friendship. We discussed the first Thanksgiving by looking at the globe to see exactly how far the pilgrims traveled, how they started to settle in North America, and who they met. We hope you were able to see the Feathers of Thankfulness hanging just outside our classroom door. It is a joy each year to hear the children tell us how they are thankful! In honor of our thankfulness, the children in the Maple Room had the opportunity to bake pumpkin cookies again to share with everyone in attendance at the Feast event. The third-year students in our classroom worked with the Toddlers to mix, pour, and prepare the delicious cornbread.Thank you for joining us for the celebration. As we looked around the gym, it was heart-warming yet again to see so many families that made the feast a part of their holiday festivities.