Child Holding Colorful Leaf

As the leaves fall and the weather gets colder, Nursery is exploring flint corn, harvests, and scarecrows. Ms. Razick brought in a whole cornstalk so the Nursery friends could investigate each part. We measured the tall stalk and discovered it was about three Nursery friends high! We peeled back the husk to look at the corn silk and yellow corn underneath. Then we compared the yellow corn to flint corn, which is harder and more colorful than the corn we eat.
 
To go along with our corn exploration, we’ve read and sang about scarecrows. Some favorite scarecrow books include The Scarecrow’s Hat by Ken Brown and Scarecrow by Cynthia Rylant. We learned a scarecrow song and danced to it with scarves. And, now that they’re scarecrow experts, we traced each child’s outline with arms outstretched to make into scarecrows!
 
Around campus, the Nursery friends have noticed many signs that November is here. Our morning weather reports are including more and more windy, cool, and rainy weather. But on a sunny Thursday, we headed over to the fountain to collect leaves and brought them back to sort. We found maple leaves, oak leaves, magnolia leaves, and dogwood leaves in all sorts of beautiful colors, shapes, and sizes.

Check out some photos of our fun both inside and outside of the classroom below!

 

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