Happy Halloween! Are y'all as tired as me? Thank goodness Halloween fell on a Friday but, oh my, it was 45 degrees and rainy! Can a girl catch a break? I mean all day in a classroom full of sugar happy children and then you get to trick or treat in the freezing cold! I am so happy to be in sweats on the couch right now. I thought I better get back to this thing they call blogging. I feel like it's been forever, because it has. I had a few crazy weeks. I presented for my district on Formative Instructional Practices, then had a sick kiddo, report cards and Halloween. I'm also planning a future 5 year olds Ninja Turtle party. And here is my 5 for Friday!
First, here are my sweet boys in their costumes tonight. I also have a few of Landon at our school today. For one year he's at school with me and it's so fun to see him all day. He's the classroom right across the hall.
Last week our class had tons of pumpkin fun. We did my sweet friend Cara's Pumpkin Investigation and a few other cute pumpkin activities along the way.
We also read one of my favorite books, Too Many Pumpkins. Then we had our annual pumpkin party. Just like Rebecca Estelle in the story, we ate tons of pumpkin treats. One of my parents even made pumpkin manicotti.
This week we had a bunch of Halloween fun. Our centers were some of my kiddos favorites. I found these cute grabbers with vampire teeth. My students got to grab balls with our sight words for the week and graph their word. We are also practicing making 10. I bought some cute eyeball erasers and pumpkins and cauldrons. The children had to find different ways to put the 10 eyeballs in the pumpkin and the cauldron.
They also did my Spooky Vowel Sort and of course listening center needed some fun glasses.
Our Shared Reading this week from the fabulous Tracy Tegeler of Creekside Teacher Tales. We love her ebook Wendy the Witch and the Missing Socks. On this day, students made predictions, read her story and then went and got their book boxes, to practice what they learned. They chose a book from their book box on their level, that they hadn't read before. They had to use the cover and title to predict what the book would be about and then read to confirm their predictions.
We also practiced prepositions with my little Spider's Stroll book. We all love a good spider ring when reading.
How cute is my staff? The majority of the staff were the characters from the game Guess Who.
Next week, we'll be celebrating our 50th Day of School. I have a mini-unit that will be posted by Sunday for this fabulous week. We'll also read The Littlest Pilgrim for Shared Reading.
Here is my unit for you all to download.
Here are some of my new favorite things!
My new favorite eyeliner!
My mom just bought be these and I love them!
I'm in love with these reclaimed wood signs. If I could move to a farm house tomorrow I would.
I'm loving this phone case. I think I need it!