October: In the Orchard

Oct 20, 2015   //   by Miss Kim   //   Daily Lessons  //  Comments Off on October: In the Orchard

Children will love exploring the colors, tastes, smells and sounds inside an orchard. Climb up an apple tree, count seeds and discover roots. Then, compare the many different fruit trees growing in our make-believe orchard. From cherries to avocados, children will be delighted to eat up learning. The adventure continues as they uncover silly animals living above, below and in the orchard. Porcupines, raccoons and squirrels will guide them to the back of the orchard where nut trees and other unexpected adventures grow.

Letters we will learn this month:
Aa, Oo & Rr

Numbers the children will work with and count to this month:

3 & 4

Shape of the Month:


Color of the month:



The children will work with the basic ABB pattern.  They will discuss the pattern daily on the calendar and be asked to continue that pattern.  They will work with shapes and place them in a pattern and continue it.  They will also put numbers and letters into the ABB pattern.

Friendship Trait discussed and used throughout the daycare and discussed daily:


Sight Words for this Month:

I, Have, A, Pig, Lemon & Tree

Sight Words your child Reviews everyday during calendar time which we add to monthly: 

the, and, look, at, you, to, can, in, love, not, it, is, a, my, go, stop, we, what, run, jump, finds, he, she, play, away, see, I, big, up, said, mad, like, little, sad, honest, glad, I, have, pig, lemon & tree.

(Miss Kim also uses the sight words in sentences and the children will read the sentences.  We discuss if their mouth matches the sound or not when they read the word if it is something they have guessed on.)

Sign Language Words they Know:  

bird, all done, friend, smile, snow, love, alligator, sorry, bug, please, thank you, milk, water, eat, more, up, down, help, no, yes, cold, horse,tree

Spanish words they know:

Numbers 1-20, Months of the year, Days of the week, horse, dog, puppy, grandma, boy, girl, cat, hat, barn, grasshopper, toothbrush, lion, jaguar, dragonfly, zebra, rocket, x-ray fish, kangaroo, octopus, ball, xylophone, leaf, owl, volcano, violin, frog, umbrella, globe, rabbit, mushroom, watermelon, whale, yam, monkey, elephant, jellyfish, cloud, sun, nut, egg, button, zipper, drum, quilt, kite, apple, grapes, star, underwear, hat, nest, queen, ant, bunny, pig, puppy, horse, feather, computer, lizard, snail, bird, money, fish, nest, cow, king, tractor, mouse, lamb, cat, hammer, chick, egg, ladybug, cake, hat, tree, orange, and spider. “Como se llama” (it means, what is it called?) and also, “Hoy es…” (it means, today it’s…).


 Purple Plum Glitter Dough:

Ingredients: 1 cup Flour, 1 cup Water, 1/4 cup Salt, 1 tbsp. Vegetable Oil, 2 Tbsp. Cream of Tartar, 1 Kool-Aid Packet (Grape Flavored), Glitter

Supplies: Pot, Stirring Utensil, Stove


1. Add Flour, Water, Salt, Vegetable Oil, and Cream of Tartar to the pot and stir.

2. Then add Kool-Aid Packet and Glitter to the pot and stir again until mixed.

3. *With Adult Help* Heat the pot on medium and stir, stir, stir.

4. After one minute, scoop onto counter and play! If dough is too sticky, heat longer.


Ladybug Pizza:

Ingredients: English Muffins, Red Marinara Sauce, Olive Slices, Red Bell Pepper Slices

Supplies: Oven, Plates, Baking Tray, Plastic Knives


1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.

2. Spread the Red Marinara Sauce on an English Muffin half.

3. Use the Olives to design a ladybug.

4. Place a Red Pepper Slice down the middle to separate the wings.

5. Bake for 5-10  minutes, then enjoy!

Field Trip To Stuckey Farm Apple Orchard:

On Monday October 19th we went to Stuckey Farm to learn about the apple’s that they grow and we got to taste some apple’s and pick some apple’s for ourselves!


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