Monday, October 10, 2016


Ms. Garza's lovely new kinder class is kicking off to a great start!

This past week we have been learning all about shapes. These kiddos have gone over numerous shape books including: "Monster Knows Shapes." We then created our monster shape book and it didn't stop there. At the end of the week, I thought it would be a great idea to start the month of October with our very own Jack-o-lantern. We first discussed what type of shapes can be used for a Jack-o-lantern and the students came up with rectangles, squares, triangles, and circles. As I carved the pumpkin, we talked about whether a pumpkin was a vegetable or a fruit, and what you can create with a pumpkin. I then had my wonderful students put their senses to the test and help dig out the lovely pumpkin seeds. They said the pumpkin smelled gross, the insides felt squishy, and the color was orange. Once all the seeds were out, we counted the number of seeds we had....289!! ( That's a lot of seeds!) My class and I voted and came up with the shapes we were going to use for our pumpkin. We decided 2 triangle eyes, 1 triangle nose, and a rectangle mouth. We sure do love our shapes and will continue learning while having fun.