A Busy First Trimester for Jennifer’s Kids’ Club Group!
It was a busy first trimester in Jennifer’s group of Kids’ Club! The month of October was filled with Halloween activities, culminating in pumpkin carving for Jennifer’s class right before the holiday. Some more KC friends from Jean’s group joined in that day. The poem of the month was “Five Little Pumpkins,” and the kids got to take turns being the different pumpkins and also being the light helper who got to quickly turn off the lights for the grand finale of the poem:
Five Little Pumpkins
Five little pumpkins
Sitting on the Gate
The first one said,
“Oh my, it’s getting late!”
The second one said,
“There are witches in the air!”
The third one said,
“But we don’t care.”
The fourth one said,
“Let’s run and run and run!”
The fifth one said,
“I’m ready for some fun!”
“Ooooooh, oooooh,” went the wind
And out went the light.
And the five little pumpkins rolled out of sight!
In November the festivities continued with talks about Thanksgiving and all that everybody was grateful for. The kids made a class book entitled, “I Am Thankful For…” in which each child added his or her page and illustrated it. Two friends helped to decorate the cover. The class will continue to read it throughout the year.
The group also learned another counting poem, although this one about (you guessed it!) turkeys:
Five Little Turkeys
Five little turkeys by the barn door
One waddled away, and then there were four.
Four little turkeys under a tree.
One waddled away, and then there were three.
Three little turkeys, with nothing to do.
One waddled away, and then there were two.
Two little turkeys, out in the sun.
One waddled away, and then there was one.
One little turkey: Better run away!
Soon it will be Thanksgiving day.
Kids’ Club also talked about fall and began the Readers’ Tree, filling it with fall colored leaves marked by the books that kids have read in English at home as well as those they read together in class. They continued filling the tree in December, and you should now be able to find the tree in the library. There are even some extra leaves there for adding more titles if the kids would like to do that; just ask the librarians.
December was a short month because of all the holidays. Kids’ Club had a great time decorating cupcakes, and also talked about the holidays celebrated in our group, both Christmas and Chanukah. The kids learned songs for both and got to watch a couple of videos, too!