It’s Fall and October’s monthly curriculum theme is
Fall and Fall Festivities.

The classrooms will be welcoming autumn by celebrating harvest time and the changing foliage. Classrooms will discuss the change of seasons and what is different in our environment when seasons change, for example, temperature/ weather changes, change in foliage, shorter days, etc.

The kids will also learn that fall is a time for harvest and learn about various fruits and vegetables that are harvested during this time. Activities will include leaf rubbings, leaf paintings, and making scarecrows and pumpkins.

Children will also engage in Fall Festivities such as Halloween. Children will learn about Halloween safety. The classrooms will carve a pumpkin and create their own Jack-o-Lanterns. Art activities will focus on Halloween. On Monday, the day of Halloween, classrooms will host parties and parades for the children to dress up and partake in trick or treating.

In the fall unit, children will learn new vocabulary words such as autumn, foliage, harvest, and scarecrow. In the fall festivities unit, vocabulary will include Halloween, costumes, jack-o-lanterns and candy apples. They will play games, read stories and sing songs to help them learn more information about the theme.

COR Advantage Objectives:

Approaches to Learning: Problem solving with materials.
Social and Emotional Development: Building relationships with other children. Community.
Physical Development and Health: Fine motor skills.
Language, Literacy and Communication: Phonological awareness. Alphabetic knowledge.
Mathematics: Measurement. Patterns.
Creative Arts: Movement.
Science and Technology: Natural and physical world.
Social Studies: Geography.

Color of the month: Orange
Shape of the month: Circle
Letters of the month: C and D
Numbers of the month: 3 & 4