The past few weeks, we have been talking about growth mindset, or “bubble gum brain”, with the children. Having bubble gum brain means that you flex, bend, and stretch your brain. You will try new things, and if you are stuck, you may say “I can’t do this….YET!”
Today we read the story “Giraffes Can’t Dance” and learned about Gerald the Giraffe who didn’t know how to dance…until he found the right music. As a class, we made a list of things we couldn’t do yet, but we might learn with practise or when we grow up.
Talk with your child about what having bubble gum brain means to them, and about some of the things they can’t do…yet!
Our Chime In page on our blog has upper case letters, lower case letters, and our popcorn chart. This is a great way to practise identifying these letters, sounds, and words. Consider printing off the letters and making a game for your child, such as Go Fish or a Memory Game!
We were so proud of our students during our Remembrance Day assembly. We talked about how it was not a celebratory event, rather a time when we think about how people fought in a war to keep our country a safe place to live. They were so respectful during the assembly and did a wonderful job performing the song “Peace in my Fingers”.
We have continued moving through our pumpkin investigation. Today we looked at the pumpkin to try to estimate how many lines there are. We learned that an estimate is a “good guess” and that if we think there is a small number of lines we will pick a small number, and a large number of lines would be a big number.
We also introduced some pumpkins and leaves into our loose parts. Our students used them to make their own pumpkin patches.
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Today we began investigating some pumpkins and gourds we have in the classroom. Throughout the week we are going to work our way through the questions posted and our week will end with a pumpkin carving! Come back to follow our journey!
Today we used describing words to talk about the outside of the pumpkin. We passed the pumpkin around the circle so we could use our senses to investigate it. We came up with some great words!