Saturday, October 2, 2010

What We're Reading - October

October is when it finally starts to feel like fall.  One highlight of the month for us is a field trip to a local pumpkin patch and apple orchard.  On that day we tour the orchard and apple processing area, choose a pumpkin to take home, eat lunch in a picnic area, and visit the petting zoo.

While there, and throughout the month back at school, we talk about many aspects of the changing seasons.  We examine leaves that are changing colors, why the weather gets cooler, and animals who hibernate.
On the day after our trip to the orchard, we have a taste-testing party and we try apple cider and apple donuts.  Later in the month, we’ll meet with our bujavascript:void(0)ddy class and do a taste test of three different apples.  We’ll vote for our favorites and determine which variety is most-liked by our classes.

The books we picked for this month all have to do with pumpkins, apples, and fall.  While we also read many other books throughout the month, it’s fun to highlight these special books.

Happy Reading!


  1. Thanks to your list I am checking out Going on a Leaf Hunt. Thanks so much for posting.

  2. The primary teachers at my school will be thrilled with this! Thanks

  3. Thank you! My comment notification system got turned off and I just found your comments. Happy reading!