Fall Fun

Fall Fun Day 7: Bonfire

Fall Fun Day 7: Bonfire

Bonfire For our last day of our Fall Fun unit study we learned about bonfires since we always have one on Halloween.  J had his cousin over again for today’s fun. Read: Fire Safety by Nancy Loewen Watch: Fire Safety with a Fireman Discuss: Build bonfires where they will not spread, away from dry grass and leaves. Keep plenty of water and a shovel around to douse the bonfire when you’re done. Stir it and douse it again...

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Fall Fun Day 6: Apples

Fall Fun Day 6: Apples

Apples J had his cousin over for the apple day of our Fall Fun unit study.  We had a lot of fun with math, science, and art today. Read: How Do Apples Grow? by Betsy Maestro Watch: Life Cycle of an Apple Tree Discuss: Apples are a fruit. Apples belong to the “rose” family. Apples come in almost every shade of red, green and yellow. The size of apples varies from a the size of a golf ball to the size of a...

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Fall Fun Day 5: Scarecrows

Fall Fun Day 5: Scarecrows

Scarecrows Today we had some fun with scarecrows.  We had a snack and made a few crafts. Read: Scarecrow by Cynthia Rylant Watch: How to Make a Scarecrow Discuss: Scarecorws have been around since the time of ancient Egypt In some cultures people were sent into the fields to keep away the birds. Native Americans would send children or the elder with noise makers to take turns keeping the birds away. People rely on a good harvest to...

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Fall Fun Day 4: Candy Corn

Fall Fun Day 4: Candy Corn

Candy Corn J had his cousin over for another day of our Fall Fun unit.  We did a lot of math activities and yummy food today. Read: The Candy Corn Contest by Patricia Reilly Giff Watch: Candy Corn Food Network Discuss: Candy corn has 3.57 calories per kernel. October 30th is National Candy Corn Day. More than 35 million pounds of candy corn are made each year. Candy corn has less sugar than raisins. Candy corn is made with...

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Fall Fun Day 3: Acorns

Fall Fun Day 3: Acorns

Acorns Fall fun for today is all about acorns.  We had fun with crafts, math, and a snack. Read: The Oak Inside the Acorn by Max Lucado Watch: Acorn Stash Discuss: Acorns are planted as the seed to grow an Oak tree. For Native Americans the acorn was an original source of food. Oak trees are called shade trees because they grow tall and wide enough for people to sit under. Squirrels make homes in Oak trees and eat their...

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Fall Fun Day 2: Pumpkins

Fall Fun Day 2: Pumpkins

Pumpkins Today J had his cousin over for our fun.  We all had so much fun with pumpkins and enjoyed some delicious treats too. Read: Fall Pumpkins Orange and Plump by Martha E. H. Rustad Watch: All About Pumpkins Discuss: Pumpkins are actually a fruit! There are more than 50 different kinds of pumpkins. Pumpkins are 90% water. The pumpkin is a member of the family that includes squashes and cucumbers. Native Americans used...

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Fall Fun Day 1: Leaves

Fall Fun Day 1: Leaves

Leaves Today we got to play out in the leaves which was lots of fun.  We also did some science, math, crafts, and literature. Read: Why do Leaves Change Colors by Betsy Maestro Watch: Why Leaves Change Color Discuss: Leaves need sunlight, water, chlorophyll (chlorophyll is what makes leaves green) and carbon dioxide to make food. As winter approaches, leaves make a coating for themselves which blocks their water source; without...

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Fall Fun Unit Study

Fall Fun Unit Study

Fall Fun Unit Study In this Unit Study we had fun with a Fall theme.  We used pumpkins, candy corn, apples, bonfires, scarecrows to learn from. We did science experiments, math games, literary writing, and much more.  I did this unit with my 2nd grader and would recommend it for 1st grade through 4th grade. Fall Fun Unit Study Day 1: Leaves Day 2: Pumpkins Day 3: Acorns Day 4: Candy Corn Day 5: Scarecrows Day 6: Apples Day 7: Bonfires Fall Fun...

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Tot-School Fall Fun

Tot-School Fall Fun

For Tot-School this month we had a Fall Fun theme.  We had fun with Candy Corn, Pumpkins, Leaves, Apples and more.  T loved this unit because he got to be outside a lot and explore the season of fall for the first time. Book List Let it Fall by Maryann Cocca-Leffler We Love Fall by Diane Muldrow Apples and Pumpkins by Anne Rockwell Fall Harvest Bringing in Food by Martha E. W. Rustad Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin by Tad Hills Pumpkin...

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