Well, after *however long* Kacey over at Doodlebugs has been hosting Five for Friday, I have finally made myself link up!
I'm tired girls (maybe even a guy or 2)! And, my husband is
dragging taking me to the Alabama game tomorrow which means no rest for this girl…I do love me some Alabama football; however, I am not thrilled about freezing my buns off for several hours! With that said, I don't have a lot of pictures this week.
I totally missed posting about some of the fun things we do in our classroom Halloween day and the day after so I'm putting those things first.
I inherited this fun idea from a co-worker of mine (who is now an angel in Heaven) and I think of her every time we do it. First, grab a pot like the one you see below and fill with candies.
Next, crinkle some black butcher paper so it covers the candies.
Then, make up some letter, word, or picture cards to throw on top of the black paper.
I used die-cut pumpkins to make it more seasonal, but you could use anything. And, I made a variety of pumpkins. Okay, the fun part…Turn all the lights off so it's dark and gather together at the rug. Tell your kiddos that you're about to make a magical brew and you need their help. *Before beginning show them the "empty" pot…remember the black paper is covering the candies. Quickly flash the pot before them…don't give them too much time to inspect the pot or they might notice the paper. Give every student a card. They must tell you what is on their card correctly before throwing it in the pot. After every student has added their magical ingredient (the cards) have them stand up.
You will sing this in a scraggly voice while stirring up the cards: Stirring, and stirring, and stirring my brew. Stirring, and stirring, and stirring my brew. (whisper the words) Tip toe, tip toe as you inch closer together in the circle. Repeat once…then on the last tip toe, yell BOO!
When you yell boo, you will quickly flip the black paper over so the candies are on top and the cards are under the black paper. Ta-da! Magic! The cards turned magically into candy….I'm telling you it might be the funnest thing we do all year. My kids go crazy over this every year! They absolutely love it so much!
The day after Halloween we make this candy graph and these cute little candy crafts.
We've been working on adjectives a lot and learning about poems. Aren't they cute?
I have a TON of Halloween books that I absolutely love…The Three Bear's Halloween is just too cute! After reading the book, each student gets a piece of candy corn. We talk about how it has 3 colors and 3 parts, just like stories do…a beginning, middle, and an end.
We retell each part of the story using our candy corn and eating the appropriate part. I do the writing on our chart while they are retelling and munching.
We practice 1 Little, 2 Little, 3 Little Indians and make this little cutie!
And, last but not least, we make these every year. They make our room look very festive and the parents love them when they come to our program each year!
You can find this craft HERE with all the patterns and directions. :)
Happy Friday friends!!