Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Preschool Homeschool Pumpkin Unit

Who remembers that scene in Forrest Gump where Bubba is telling Forrest about all the wonderful things you can do with shrimp?  That's how I feel about pumpkins and education!  You can measure pumpkins, you can play with the insides of pumpkins, you can make pumpkin pancakes, you can draw a face on a pumpkin...I could go on forever!  Enjoy some pictures from our seasonal pumpkin unit.
 
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We started this unit off by exploring the life cycle of a pumpkin.  After reading the poster together, Porter lines the 3 part cards up in order.
 
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These themed tracing are quickly becoming a house favorite activity!
 
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This little guy has been all about math this week!  He's counting the grapes on his plate, the steps to our front door, and as you can see here- pumpkin seeds!
 
In addition to being all about math this week, Porter had also been all about puzzles!  This 1:1 pumpkin seed correspondence puzzle was a big hit.
 
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True story...we did this pumpkin counting activity for over an hour.  And then Porter woke me up the next morning asking to do his "pumpkin math" so we did it again...for another hour.  How can you say no a face like that?!?!?  Check our Instagram feed for a video from this activity.
 
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This was another hour long (in the total good way) activity!  Youtube has some pretty cute Halloween kids song videos.  We found a channel that had "5 Little Pumpkins" on it and listened while we tried knocking our own little "pumpkins" over.
 
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One of our art projects this week was a clean version of examining the insides of a pumpkin.
 
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While our sensory bin for the week was just the opposite!!!

Porter and I had loads of fun counting pumpkins, reading Duck and Goose Find a Pumpkin, doing pumpkin mazes...I could go on forever!  Click here if you would like to learn more about our full preschool homeschool curriculum or feel free to email me!


Preschool Homeschool Diamond Unit



I can't believe Porter and I just finished week 18 of our 46 week totschooling curriculum!  
We had loads of fun making patterns, practicing pen control, and reviewing the letters M, N, and O. Keep scrolling for pictures!
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Our theme shelf for the week! 
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Check out 1 of our 4 play-doh mats for the week!
 
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Look at Porter's grip!  He's getting it! #proudmomma
 
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One of our art projects this week was to make a patterned diamond back snack.  How is your little one with scissors?  Let them cut out the diamonds!
 
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Toronto was in an awful heatwave last week.  I thought doing this ADORABLE sweater vest color by number would send some chilly weather vibes to the universe, but it didn't work :/
Look at how controlled Porter's coloring has become!  He's come so far in 18 weeks!  #proudmomma
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Not too bad for Porter's first attempt at ordering by size!  I know he didn't put the diamonds on the rings, but eh, A for effort!
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M, N, and O were our letters this week.  We made a mouse letter craft, read about the nightly news, and traced some O's!

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We are on a roll with patterns this week!  If you happen to have a deck of playing cards in the house, this activity would make a great segway into teaching your little one Go Fish!


Check out our Instagram page for some videos from this week.  You can find out more about our full year totschool and preschool curriculum at our website.  See you all next week when we learn about...PUMPKINS!!