Hello November!

We have started our 11th month of the year! November arrived and our Terrific Tigers transitioned from Halloween topics to our Food theme! They have been very interested in learning about different kids of food. Vocabulary words include: apple, banana, orange, lemon, milk, butter, cheese, yogurt, eggs, carrot, onion, potatoes, tomatoes, hamburger, lettuce, celery, broccoli, zucchini, chicken soup, strawberries, blueberries, watermelon, peaches, grapes, and fruit salad!

In our exploration activities we have been seeing, feeling, smelling and even tasting some of the foods mentioned above! Our students were able to see the difference between real food and “play food”. It is interesting to see how some of them love to eat fruits and some of them prefer the stronger  flavors, such as cheese. Most of them were able to recognize by name  what most of these fruits and vegetables were by the end of the week.

Creativity Class has been so much fun for them! They also worked with real food and made interesting creations such as citrus prints with lemon where they got the opportunity to touch, smell and taste lemons prior to using them as a painting tool. The milk explosion experiment was so much fun for them, too. Placing food coloring drops into milk and adding a drop or two of liquid detergent was very interesting for them to see how the color moved all by itself!  Finally, they had a lot of fun making pretend food from play dough and feeding it to our cookie monster toy figure!

Books read this week related to the food theme included “Baby Bop´s Food”, “Let´s Eat”! “Who Took the Cookies from the Cookie Jar?”, and “My Day”.

Our Halloween parade was a huge success too! Our kids had so much fun in their costumes and sharing candy with each other made for a great sharing activity as well!

Next week we will continue talking about other kinds of food, such as pastas, bread, proteins and grains!

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