Saturday, November 2, 2013
Kindergarten Fall Pumpkin Patch
I love how fall landscapes can lend so well to teaching secondary colors. This is a great lesson that I've done different ways in the past. I start the lesson reading, The Pumpkin Circle. One of my dear friends told me about this book and it's very neat how it explains the life cycle of a pumpkin. My co-worker, Mrs. Lauren O'Hara, gave me some tips about doing it this way and I think it is my favorite way. Thank you, Mrs. O'Hara! The students made the secondary colors (you can see the different hues of purple, orange, and green each student made). I just LOVE the "ah ha" moment when I hear the children squeal, "Oh my, yellow and blue really do make green!!". We finished the patch by talking about shape and overlapping.