This week we will talk about farms, animals, seeds, plants and dirt.  They will harvest the seeds from the pumpkins brought to school.  We will take out the seeds and talk about the seeds and why we need them to grow a pumpkin.  We will fill the pumpkins with dirt and turn them into planters for pansies and other winter plants to decorate our garden area.  The carved pumpkins will go in the garden to provide food for the birds, squirrels, slugs and snails.  We will watch as they decompose in the garden beds. The little pumpkins will continue to be out in the play area to hide, make dinner with and stack on wood the blocks.  During Circle Time we will be talking about where animals live and what the ‘say’. This is time to work on descriptive vocabulary – colors, sounds, textures, similarities and differences.  

Over In The Barnyard
Over in the barnyard
Early in the morning,
See the yellow chickies
Standing in a row.
See the busy farmer
Giving them breakfast.
Cheep, cheep, cheep, cheep.
Off they go.
Substitute other barnyard animals.

The cow in barn goes moo, moo, moo,
Moo, moo, moo. Moo, moo, moo,
All around the farm.
The pig in the pen goes oink, oink, oink,………..
The hens in the coop go cluck……….
The lambs on the hill go baa,……..
The ducks on the pond go quack……