The Wiggly Tooth

Laugh and Learn with Mrs. Thomas and her Kindergarten Class

Pastel Pumpkins

Using our fingers as the tools, students created a pumpkin with soft chalk pastels. They added and blended colours together for a stunning effect.

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Roasting Seeds

Using our 5 senses, students explored a pumpkin seed. What does it look like? Feel Like? Smell like? Sound like? Taste like? Students came up with a list of words to describe a pumpkin seed. Next, we guessed how many seeds were in our pumpkin. There were 756 seeds!

Students were responsible for scraping out our big class pumpkin. Students also sorted between the seeds and pulp, as well as washing the seeds and placing them on the cookie sheet to roast. Everyone contributed to helping prepare the food, that everyone had a chance to enjoy eating together. 

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Shake Your Tail Feathers

Hoo-hoo! Hoo-hoo! Hoo-who’s the cutest pumpkin?

These pumpkins are delightful. Students selected a matching pair of round eyes to place on either side of their triangle beak. They painted oval owl wings on the sides of their pumpkin and glued on a tail feather. It took the day for the paint to dry so these pumpkins will go home tomorrow.

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Fiction Versus Non-Fiction

What’s the difference between these two types of books? It turns out, quite a bit even though they have a lot of the same information. Pumpkin, Pumpkin is a story or fiction book about a boy named Jaime planting a pumpkin seed. It has colourful, cartoon-like pictures. There is a beginning, middle and end to the story. Pumpkin Circle is a book about a real pumpkin seed growing in the garden. It is a non-fiction book. It has photographs of each step in the life cycle of the pumpkin. We compared the two different types of texts while learning about the life cycle of a pumpkin. Students helped to build the life cycle on our whiteboard. To also help us remember the life cycle, they acted out or dramatized the pumpkin life cycle starting as a tiny seed; growing into a sprout; adding leaves, vines, flowers and ending with turning into a pumpkin.  

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Retelling Bear And Raven

According to Google, “Storytelling is one of our oldest art forms. It stimulates the imagination and builds a sense of community between tellers and listeners.”  I couldn’t agree more, as I watched students interested and engaged in the story of Raven and Bear. After Harvey retold this story, students cut out and ordered a series of illustrations so they could retell the story. 

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Snack Patterns



Ashlyn and Logan made a gummy pattern with their snack. It was a black, orange, black, orange or ABAB pattern.

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