What We are Doing Wednesday…

This week is a short week for us with the Veteran’s Day holiday and Friday is a furlough day for our district.  So, we’ve been busy doing all kinds of fun stuff!

This week we have been learning about the color purple, the letter N, and continuing our fall theme.  We have also started to talk about Thanksgiving and completed a few projects related to this theme.

Here are some pictures of stuff we’ve been doing:

This week we finished our November math journal page, which is a turkey.

Here is the pattern that I used for the turkey:  Turkey Project Directions and Pattern. The printable at the bottom of the page is from Martha Shehan’s kindergarten site.  You can print this page at the bottom of her November theme page here.

We continued our discussions about fall and made these lovely fall leaves:

We first fingerpainted and then the next day sponge painted the leaves to add texture with bright fall colors.

We also completed lots of counting activities:

Here is a picture of a station activity that I made with some die-cuts and fabric leaves I found at Dollar Tree.

Here is another example of an activity where I used the Dollar Tree leaves. We used these manipulatives to act out the poem Five Little Leaves.

In case you are interested here is a picture of the poem, “Five Little Leaves” that I got from the Mailbox Companion a few years ago:

We also started making our Kinder Lit Thanksgiving book.  Here are some pictures of what we have completed so far:

Here is the cover, which is a handprint turkey.

Here is the first page which features a pilgrim.

If you are interested in ordering this book, then visit the Kinder Lit site here.

We also finished the purple page for our TLC color book:

In case you are wondering about ordering information for the TLC book, then you can visit their site here.

Now, for some of my favorite stuff–FREE stuff!  I’m traced the die-cuts that I used for the leaves and tree so you can make your own fall themed projects:

Fall Leaf Patterns

Bare Tree Pattern


I’d love to hear or see what fall or Thanksgiving themed projects that you’ve been working on.  Leave a comment or post a link to your site or blog to share your ideas!




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