We began the week by traveling to Publix to have a behind the scenes tour and buy the food for our feast.
Santa was our guide for this field trip.We visited the dairy department and went into the refrigerator where they store the milk, yogurt, cheese, and so much more. Brrrrrr chill! It was cold! Then we headed to the deli for some popcorn and don our hair nets to enter the meat department.
The meat wrapping machine is completely automated.
Then it was time to see and touch a live Maine lobster.
We stopped in the produce department for a snack of purple grapes and talked about some of the fruits and vegetables.
Our last stop was the bakery department where we watched one of the bakers decorate a cake. They make roses on a nail and slip it onto the cake using scissors. Then it was off to shop with the help of two dads and the teachers!
We created I am Thankful for... turkeys by snipping paper feathers with scissors, and gluing on sticker eyes, a beak, a wattle, and legs. Then we told the teachers who we are thankful for!
We mixed 1 can of pumpkin, 2/3 c. milk, 1 box of instant vanilla pudding, 1/2 tsp. of cinnamon, 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice, and folded in 1 c. of cool whip. Then spooned this into a graham cracker crust and added cool whip to the top!! MmMm good!! Into the freezer went this no bake creation!! The best part was tasting the pumpkin filling!! Mrs. Samuel gave us a taste on a popsicle stick.
We mixed chopped chuck, milk, bread crumbs and eggs with our hands to create meatballs.
At the listening center this week we heard the story, The Little Mouse, the Red Ripe Strawberry and the Big Hungry Bear by Don and Audrey Wood.
Some of the other books that we read this week are:
The First Thanksgiving Day ~ A Counting Book by Laura Melmed
Hit the Ball Duck by Jez Alborough
Squirrel's Thanksgiving Surprise by Valerie Tripp
City Dog, Country Frog by Mo Williams
1, 2, 3 Thanksgiving by W. Nikola-Lisa
We picked the peas and squash from the garden and ate them later at the feast.
During Exploring on Friday, we cut hot dogs, squash, grapes, and apples. We mashed the potatoes and created bead necklaces. Painting with feathers and using the drums that we made in exploring several weeks ago completed the activities. Many thanks to the parents and grandparents that were able to attend and assist with the feast. As I said at exploring, we could not do this without your help. It was such a joy to watch the children enjoy eating the food that they had helped to prepare!
We are thankful for your children and for you!! Have a delightful Thanksgiving!!