The season of Autumn (fall) is upon us!
We have been talking about the season of Autumn and what kind of changes we see around us.
The leaves have started to turn colors! They are changing from green to red, orange and/or yellow! We are also noticing that they are falling off of the trees.
“Autumn leaves are falling down, falling down, falling down. Autumn leaves are falling down; red, orange, yellow and brown.” (tune – London Bridge)
Outside we saw the older kids put the leaves in piles and jump in them! This looked like fun and we asked to help! We took turns with a little rake (or picking up small piles in our arms) and piled them into a “big” pile. We then took turns jumping in to them!
We took autumn in to the classroom to explore some more! We filled our sensory bin with leaves from outside so we could look and feel them more. The longer they were inside, the more they changed. We squished them in our hands and they went CRUNCH! This was so much fun!
We explored different ways to paint with leaves too! First, we laid the leaf on the paper and painted the leaf with a paint roller. This was different than a regular paintbrush and it took a few tried for us to get used to it! We rolled over the leaf and when we were done, we slowly picked up the leaf to reveal the shape of the leaf underneath!
After we pulled up the leaf, we took the wet side with the paint and pressed it in to another sheet of paper and stamped it down. This left ANOTHER, but different, leaf shape.
October is also Fire Prevention month and we had a special visit from the local fire company! They talked to us about what to do in an emergency and showed us what they would look like dressed in their full uniform. After, they let some of us climb up into their bug red fire truck!