Crossman Crew

Friday, October 25, 2013

Pumpkin Fun and Candy Corn

Meet Plumpy...

I picked him up at the Dell'Osso Farm in Lathrop, last weekend. That is a very cool place! We named our pumpkin Plumpy. We estimated his weight, his circumference and how many seeds he contained. Then we recorded our findings!

We learned the lifecycle of a pumpkin, and made a super cool pumpkin "book."

Paper everywhere, but it was a productive mess.

Such concentration by all of the kids! It was tricky to glue the pieces together!

They had six pumpkin pages and six pieces for the middle of the pages.

The finished product!!!

One proud girl!!

Back to Plumpy...

These are the yarn strings for measuring the circumference of Plumpy.

A collage of the carving done today! He still needs a face.

Oh! This is art today! We can't have food treats at school, but we can make them!!

It's been a pumpkin productive week!!!

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Tree Cutting!

The kids were mesmerized yesterday by this...

This guy was WAY up in the tree, cutting it down.

We watched him for a little while on our "free break." The kids were very impressed when the tree pieces dropped.

The final view today. They were back and cut down another tree, using a cherry picker.

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Monday, October 7, 2013

So Far in October

We made pumpkins!!

The students got four orange strips and one brown strip.

They glued the orange strips into an asterisk and then joined the opposite ends.

They rolled the brown one around a pencil and glued it as a stem. Super cute and super easy!

Last week we ripped pumpkins!

The kids could only use their fingers and glue! They are so creative!!

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Art in September.

We colored coffee filters with marker. When sprayed with water, the colors ran and made them extra beautiful!

We glued the coffee filters behind apple frames, and gave them a "haircut" to trim off the extra.

We added a stem and a leaf.

Ta-da!!!!! Beautiful Fall apples!!!

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