Monday, October 15, 2012

Halloween is coming...freebie!

Can you feel it????
You know, Halloween in the air?  Well, maybe not yet but with today's weather (cold and rainy) I know it's coming soon!
 
We are getting ready for Halloween in our classroom this week.  The children are already talking about their costumes and I just HAD to start decorating the classroom!
My kinders love singing this song.
You can click on the picture below to get your free copy. 
(I would love to give credit for this song but I don't know where it originates from!  I've sung it for years!)
 
We started our Halloween Write the Room literacy centre.  This week, the students are trying to label the parts of the picture by finding the words around the room...next week, it's sorting out costumes!
 
Here is what our craft will look like by the end of the week.  We are still painting the plates green and letting them dry.  Then we will turn them into these cute witches!  You can find this activity in my Halloween Literacy and Math Activities unit.
 
I am so NOT an artist!  Yup, I can't draw AT ALL!  So when I found this adorable crashed witch at the Dollar Store I knew it would be perfect for our classroom door.  The kids think it's hilarious!
 
I put out this fun activity at my Felt Board centre.  The students can make different faces for the Jack-o-lantern.  It's a great way to think about how we are going to carve our class Jack-o-lantern next week!
 
Here's another felt board activity that will be going up next week...5 Little Pumpkins.
 
And here are my kinders acting out that 5 Little Pumpkins poem.  A fabulous grade one teacher at my school, Ms. Taddeo, gave me these paper pumpkin plates years ago (from the Dollar store) and I taped on popsicle sticks to turn them into masks.  I choose the "5 little pumpkins" and a friend to turn off the lights when it's time.  We must have acted out this song a hundred times today!  It was such a hit!
 
The kindergarten teachers at my school always dress up together in a special theme for Halloween.
Our costumes this year are adorable!  We were very "buzzzy" getting them ready....can you guess what I will be???
 
Happy teaching!  
 
 

3 comments:

  1. We are doing the Five Little Jack-O-Lanterns, too. What a great idea...now to find those plates!! Your Halloween stuff looks awesome!
    Robynn
    BusyBees

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  2. That witch is so funny! We are on fall break during Halloween so we don't get to dress up. We used to always do a theme too. I miss it!
    ❤Tanya
    Ms. Solano's Kindergarten

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    1. Oh, how I could use a fall break! LUCKY GIRL! Enjoy it!
      ~Alessia

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