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Yes! My planning for October is done! Am I ever excited for this month! First of all… I love fall. It’s my favourite season. From pumpkin everything to Thanksgiving… it’s the best! As you may already be aware, we are Canadian, so we celebrate our Thanksgiving in October, feel free to shuffle activities around if you’re not Canadian and hold onto the Thanksgiving activities for the week prior to when you celebrate!

Scheduling learning activities for my daughter is so much fun! I know I’ve said this before, but I love planning curriculum! Within this post, you’ll find our focal points for the month of October. You will also find links to any of activities that I have found online. Plus, printable versions of these calendars are also available in our subscriber library.

Are you excited yet?! I know I am! Here’s what’s planned for October!

Four weeks of fun, educational activities! Get your #FREE October #homeschool calendar! Click To Tweet

 

FOCUS POINTS

THEME FOR THE MONTH: Fall, Thankfulness

INVESTIGATE: Pumpkins, Fire Safety

NUMBERS: 3, 4

LETTERS: C, D

COLOURS: Orange

CELEBRATIONS: Thanksgiving, Halloween

OCTOBER CALENDAR

WEEK 1

MONDAY

  • Watch and do the “C” video on Starfall (need a computer with flash and a mouse for the free version)
  • Introduce our Thankful Pumpkin – all week, write what we’re thankful for on the pumpkin
  • Decorate for Thanksgiving

TUESDAY

  • Read: Cranberry Thanksgiving
  • Make orange playdough together
  • Provide “C” playdough placemat and make a “C” shape (download is in the Subscriber Library)

WEDNESDAY

  • Read: Thankful
  • Work on Thanksgiving cards for family & friends

THURSDAY

FRIDAY:

Thanksgiving pumpkin - write what we're thankful for on our pumpkin.

Sign the Thanksgiving pumpkin!

WEEK 2

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

  • Download and explore the FREE story app: Sparky’s Birthday Surprise
  • Practice our fire evacuation routes
  • Write the letter “C” and add it to our alphabet book

WEEK 3

MONDAY

TUESDAY

  • Watch and do “D” video on Starfall
  • Provide “D” playdough placemat and make a “D” shape (download is in the Subscriber Library)

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

WEEK 4

MONDAY

TUESDAY

  • Make: Pumpkin Suncatchers
  • Play hide the pumpkin (hide a small pumpkin in the room and try to find it)

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

So there you have it! A full month of learning and fun for a preschool or kindergarten child! Feel free to use any or all of these activities in your homeschool plans for October.

Reflect:

What plans do you have for October? Do you like pumpkins as much as us?!

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October Pre/Kindergarten Calendar

Want a handy calendar of all the activities included in this post? Simply click the download button and the complete calendar for the month is yours.

Take a look at this October kindergarten planning (also suitable for preschool planning). Includes links to activities, crafts, and recommended books to use with your young homeschooler! #homeschoolpreschool #preschoolcalendar

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Jennifer Bly
Author of My Kitchen, My Classroom: An Introduction to Homeschool and creator of The Deliberate Mom. Jennifer writes about parenting, homeschooling, her faith, and life with her husband and two girls. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration Degree with a specialization in Early Learning in Child Care.
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