Living in Florida the changing seasons often go unnoticed. This weekend I actually began to feel as though fall is upon us, even though the temperature is in the mid 80’s and we are still running the AC.
I started working on next weeks lessons. We will finish our globes and continents unit tomorrow and I was trying to figure out what was next. I realized what is quickly approaching, well, Halloween of course! I only have two weeks to focus on Halloween so I hope to make it fun.
I haven’t put together exactly what or how I will teach the subject but I have been looking at a mini-unit which I think I can really work with. I also fund some fun facts that the kids will like. In addition to learning about Halloween we will be reading Madeline. I am using Five in a Row but I have reduced to Three in a Row because that is what works for us. Alex started Horizons first grade math and he is really liking it and Ava is still working on letter recognition. I am happy to say that she is finally able to recognize most numbers.
I got busy in the kitchen this weekend too…which I have a tendency to do as fall approaches. Yesterday I made some delicious homemade granola bars (I will post the recipe later).
Also, since I am getting away from processed foods I am baking a huge turkey breast for dinner so that we will have lunch meat from it for the week. I made some yummy homemade whole wheat dinner rolls to go with dinner and to use for little sandwiches.
We ended the weekend making fall official by going to the pumpkin patch! It was a breezy bike ride but very fun! We got a few smaller pumpkins today to make bat-a-lanterns with and I am sure that we will be going back.
So sitting here with the kids painting pumpkins and the smell of the turkey baking in the oven I can really say fall has arrived at our house!