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Leaf Explorations with an Autumn Stroll

Leaves rustle, crunch, twirl, scatter and dance in the wind as we go on autumn strolls. 



We went for a walk in the leaves today.




The leaves rustled and crunched as we kicked them away.



Red, orange, yellow, purple and brown. They flew into the air and then fluttered down.




We always have so much fun exploring, observing the changes and differences in our favourite trees. It’s so much fun getting outside. We will continue to explore the seasons – but Autumn, there is something that is just so beautiful about Autumn.



This week the scientists of Room 129 completed their leaf experiments. We observed many things and the descriptive language was definitely a 10/10! “Slimy, gooey, gross, soft, crunchy, brown, it changed COLOUR!!” And many other comments were heard as the scientists looked at the changes in their leaves. The time frame was 7 days to see if we could keep a leaf soft. The scientist brainstormed different ways to keep the leaf soft:



  1. Put lotion on a leaf
  2. Put Lip Stuff on a leaf
  3. Put a leaf in water
  4. Wrap a leaf in saran wrap
  5. Put a leaf outside the window (taped to the window)

The scientists hypothesized that the lotion would keep the leaf the softest. They thought the water was a good option as well.



In conclusion the scientists discovered that it was the lip stuff that kept the leaf the softest and most leaf like without getting gross, breaking or changing colour.


Next week we have plans to see how quickly we can make a soft leaf crunchy (hint: We will be using an oven and playing with the temperatures) As well, we have collected leaves to make leaf mobiles (Thanks Aude for the great idea!). And our Fall poems are coming along very well. We will share those with you soon. Keep falling  following along as we investigate, play, hypothesize and discover Fall.








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A time to give Thanks

We spent a lot of our day today talking about what we are Thankful for. We read some books. Thank You World by Alice B. McGinty and The Thank You Book by Todd Parr. We thought and thought about all of the many things in our lives that we have to be Thankful for. Here is a small snapshot:

I am Thankful for the Earth because it is a place where everyone can live. (Julia)

I am Thankful for shoes because you wear them to keep your feet safe. (Keito)

I Thankful for my hockey stick because it makes me feel happy when I play with it. (Finnley)

I am Thankful for all the sports I play because it keeps me healthy and active and is fun to do. (Mira)

I am Thankful for water because I like to drink some. (Brody)

I am Thankful for the holidays because you spend time with your family. (Proverbs)

I am Thankful for our books because I like to read. (Quintin)

I am Thankful for my mom because she gave birth to me. (Janna)

I am Thankful for my brother because he plays with me.(Luca)

I am Thankful for my friends because they make smile. (Levi)

I am Thankful our classroom because we learn. (Anton)

I am Thankful for my mom because she helps give me a good nights sleep. (Charlotte)

I am Thankful for drawing because it keeps me creative. (Kennedy)

I am Thankful for my house because it keeps me from being too cold and too hot. (Aude)

I am Thankful for my bunny because he always helps me sleep. (Shayle)

I am Thankful for Sydney because I like to play with her. (Georgia)

I am Thankful for my doll because I like to play with her. (Maevyn)

I am Thankful for my toys because they are fun to play with. (Zoe)

I am Thankful for Mrs. Thomas because she’s wonderful, lovely and she’s the greatest teacher ever and she loves her children. (Aude, Anton, Finnley, Keito, Luca)



Not just at this time of year, but all year long, we like to think about what we are thankful for. It is a difficult concept for 6 and 7 year olds to understand  fully. It is at times, difficult for adults to understand or communicate. It can be simple or it can be more complex.

What are we thankful for?

Room 129 is asking you, our loyal followers, to comment on this blog post and answer the question What are you Thankful for? We can’t wait to hear what you share with us.


Happy Thanksgiving!




October is a time for….

This is the month to…


Throw leaves up in the air


Investigate the leaves around us

Look at the bark on the trees







Look closely


Really, really close



carve a pumpkin (or just add glitter)

buy a new pair of boots

bake with pumpkin

jump in leaves and throw them in the air

trick or treat

buy or make Halloween costumes

the nights are longer, the days are shorter

to enjoy the colours of the leaves

spend  time with your family at Thanksgiving


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