Teaching Kindergarten…Fall Home Living Station

Here are some Fall Home Living ideas that our kindergarten group started last year…

Fall has arrived! We are embracing it and celebrating it in kindergarten. Some of my wonderful kindergarten partner teachers and I  got the ball rolling for a fall farm and pumpkin patch station over in the Home Living Corner. Here are some of our ideas (I’ll start with mine because their stations are so much “prettier” than mine…it will just get better and better!)

We’ve just now opened our Fall Home Living Station in my room. The students are thrilled to make lists, buy pumpkins and other fall items, and most of all to talk and play with each other.

My pumpkin patch is a morning activity, so there are two or three students over here at a time.

My pumpkin patch is a morning activity, so there are two or three students over here at a time.


Bring your money to buy some pumpkins! We made our own dollars. It was a good numeral writing practice for us.

Bring your money to buy some pumpkins! We made our own dollars. It was a good numeral writing practice for us.


Students have sorted acorns, pumpkins, leaves, squash, and pinecones.

Students have sorted acorns, pumpkins, leaves, squash, and pine cones.

Lori is known for having a spotless, organized classroom. This carries over into her beautiful Home Living Station.

Notice the scale to compare weights of pumpkins.

Notice the scale to compare weights of pumpkins.

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Pies for sale!

Pies for sale!


More sorting and playing opportunities.

More sorting and playing opportunities.


A writing opportunity to create labels.

A writing opportunity to create labels.

Connie made a sign post back in September for her apple orchard, and her kiddos wanted to keep the orchard sign as well as the pumpkin patch sign and interchange them as needed.

Another writing opportunity: creating signs.

Another writing opportunity: creating signs.


Notice the open/closed sign that the students made.

Notice the open/closed sign that the students made.


Apple and pumpkin pies.

Apple and pumpkin pies.


Connie uses the large orange pom-pom balls as her pumpkin pie filling!

Connie uses the large orange pom-pom balls as her pumpkin pie filling!

Fall Home Living Station is a favorite for most of our students (okay, and their teachers, too!). The learning is real, authentic, and spans across the curriculum. The language is relevant to real-life. While students are “playing”, they are really working on many levels of skills.

Please let me and my colleagues know if you are also embracing the Home Living Station to enhance your curriculum. We love to get new ideas.

And oh yes… as we say in the south, “Happy Fall Y’all!”

 

 

 

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7 Responses to Teaching Kindergarten…Fall Home Living Station

  1. Love the creativity. Such a great learning experience! 🙂

  2. Pingback: 20 Pumpkin Activities for Young Children | My Story, My Song

  3. atimetoshare says:

    You make learning a real adventure for your kiddos.😍

  4. Linda Still Parker says:

    thank ya’ll for keeping the Home Living Station alive in your classroom. So much language, reading, math and writing take place there!

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