Showing posts with label Halloween. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Halloween. Show all posts

Monday, October 21, 2013

Spiders and Witches oh My!

I'm not so sure that anyone checks this anymore. I have been so absent. I found out that I'm pregnant and that has pretty much consummed my life lately. I'm finally in my second trimester and starting to feel a little better so I thought I would blog tonight. I hope you haven't given up on me. :) We've been studying spiders like crazy. My students are so into non-fiction it blows me away. Especially the facts they come up with after studying non-fiction. Today they were telling me all about the body parts of a spider. I was amazed at the names they could remember, like abdomen, and spinnerets. These first graders blow me away. Today as a wrap up to our study we made spider hats. They turned out so cute and several of them wanted their spider hat to have 6-8 eyes. They were so proud of their hats that they wanted to wear them all day even in the hallway where others could see. They were too cute. 
 I told them they had to cut 8 lines because spiders have 8 legs. I found a great idea of using an elastic to attach them together. You staple the elastic to both sides. Then it gives them plenty of room to fit their head in between. Then you're not measuring all their heads perfectly.
 We've also made our hallway witches and they turned out so cute. I love seeing all the different ways they come up with to decorate theirs. 
 One boy in my class was adamant that he wasn't going to make a witch, his was going to be a wizard. 
 We had to add warts to our witches too. Chick peas worked out perfectly.
 I love the different hair ideas they come up with.
I'm loving this holiday. It always feels like there isn't enough time to fit every fun thing I want to do in.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

I've been boo-ed!

I've been boo-ed by Granny Goes to School I think this will be a fun linky party. Thanks for thinking of me :)

Here are the rules.................................................................
Here is my Halloween Share list: First off have you seen these darling free printables if you want to boo a neighbor or maybe another class? I found this darling printable at I am going to start boo-ing classrooms at my school tomorrow. This is the cute sign I'm going to put on their door:
Then I'm going to attach this to a bag of candy. I made these instructions so if you want to grab a copy go for it: HERE

I can't take credit for this next idea. I teach part-time and the lady I job share with well she came up with this darling idea. She has the students make black cats and they use dum dums for the eyes. Then on the outside of the pumpkin they write a joke and then you pull the stem and the answer is inside. These were a big hit at parent teacher conferences tonight. All of the parents wanted to see their child's and read their joke. Too cute!!

I'm passing the BOO onto these other great bloggers, so be sure to stop by for their Halloween goodies and great ideas. 
Mrs. Goodwin at ilive2learnilove2grow
Kelley at Buggy for Second Grade
If you would like to grab this mini-unit for free you can. I just put it on TPT. You can grab it HERE
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