On Friday, October 31st all the Kindergarten students enjoyed a Fall Centers Celebration between our two Kindergarten rooms, the PVO room, and the back breezeway. Students decorated cookies (one to eat and one to keep!) and enjoyed a cup of “Spooky Brew” at the “Cookie Decorating Station.” Our little artists painted beautiful wooden frames at the “Craft Station”. After adding a little glitter glue, a few 3-D stickers, and the commemorative picture of all their friends during our Berry Patch Farms field trip – this Fall keepsake brings smiles to everyone’s face and the students can’t wait to bring them home!
Students were finally able to put the last two weeks of daily morning estimation practice to good use during the “Estimation Station” activity. Our awesome parent volunteers helped students look at several containers filled with treats and prizes and had each member of the group come up with and write an estimate for the amount of items inside one jar they chose as a group. After counting every item in each jar, the child that guessed the closest to the actual number received two items from the jar to put in their goody bag. The other children in the group each received one. Students had tons of fun estimating like crazy and earning prizes until it was time to switch stations!
Students created a messy “Yarn Pumpkin” project using yarn and balloons after playing a fun game of “Pin The Nose on the Pumpkin”. Students were able to get their hands very messy and covered in glue as they dipped pieces of yarn into the glue solution, wrapped their balloons with the yarn, added a stem, and are waiting for their “Yarn Pumpkins” to dry and harden so they can take them home for a fun Fall decoration!
In the PVO room the students were surprised with a giant tent also known as the “Storytelling Cave.” Students helped select and then listened to some of their favorite Fall stories inside a cozy tent complete with fluffy pillows and a cozy pumpkin blanket. The best part? Students lit up their stories with the glow sticks and wands they earned for great behavior inside the tent!
Outside in the back breezeway, students added points earned during “Pumpkin Buckets” and used pumpkin sponges to transport water as fast as they could from a giant cauldron to plastic pumpkin buckets in the “Jack-O-Lantern Relay.”
A BIG thank you to everyone who helped make this event a big success. The students couldn’t stop talking about all the fun they had the rest of the day, and are still talking about all the fun they had this week 🙂 They said it was the “best day all year.” Oh, if only they knew how many fun events they have to look forward to yet in Kindergarten…