Harvest Moon Immersion Day Takes Pre-K and Kindergarten Students on Exploration of Autumn

Students in Pre-Kindergarten 4 and Kindergarten enjoyed the first Early Childhood Immersion Day of the school year on Friday, October 27. Based on the story-book Hello, Harvest Moon, by Ralph Fletcher, the Harvest Moon immersion day gave the students an opportunity to immerse themselves in the autumn themes of this story.

Mr. Fletcher’s book tells the enchanting story about how the harvest moon silently climbs into the sky and starts working its magic, while tired farmers and their families are in bed. For some, it is the nightly signal to rise and shine. It is time to hunt, to work, or to play in the shadows. For a little girl and her cat, it is an invitation to enjoy the wonders of the night and a last flood of light before the short days of winter set in.

Indian Creek students explored these themes through mixed age-group stations, spread throughout the Early Childhood classrooms. In the centers, children enjoyed exploring the qualities and uses of corn and wheat with Ms. Bryant and Miss Mindy, leaning how the moon affects the tides with Mrs. Travis-Keane and Mr. Langrick, discovering what nocturnal animals do when the moon comes up with Ms. Mauger and Ms. Andrews, and getting to know spiders and other insects with Mrs. Watson and Mr. Sprague. Ask your favorite Pre-K and Kindergarten students to share details about their autumn adventure with you this afternoon! Click here to view a gallery of photos.