Saturday, October 27, 2012

Pumpkins and bats and spiders...oh my!

Yes, this was quite the week!  We worked on a LOT of fun activities!  My students had a ball with the centres this week and absolutely LOVED spider day!
 
Here's a look at some of the centres this week.
 
Identifying the lower case letter and then recording that letter on the worksheet.  The students who were able to wrote the uppercase letter on the worksheet.
 
I thought that this activity would be a little challenging but the kids LOVED it!  They did such a great job trying to find where each sight word belonged.
 
Searching for the letter "P".
 
We have been working on clapping and counting syllables so this activity was perfect for the students to try it on their own....and they got it!
 
 
I'm not a fan of spiders AT ALL, but my students were!  We used an anchor chart to record all of our information about spiders.  The idea for this way of recording information came from Deanna Jump.
Isn't the spider and web adorable?  My volunteer, Ms. Josie, who is the most creative and artistic person I have met, made it for me!  She didn't even trace it on overhead like I would do! HA!
 
I made this fun activity for my students to practice 1:1 correspondence with numbers 1-10.  They had to place the correct number of spiders on the mats.
 
 
This was at our Pocket Chart centre this week.  BATS!  Perfect to get into the Halloween spirit, right?
You can find this activity in my All Year Long! Pocket Chart Fun pack on TpT.
I have 2 pocket chart activities per month which increase in difficulty as the year goes on.  This is one of my students' favourite centres in the room.  I love how they are reading and completing the worksheet independently!
 
 We had fun with Deanna Jump's science experiments from her Simple Science Volume 1 unit.
Here my students are "walking across a web" to see how sticky it is!  They did it again with vegetable oil on their fingers to see how a spider doesn't stick to the web.
 
 After the experiment, we did this little write up.  My teaching partner from last year, Ms. Angelucci, created it.  You can download it for free here.
 
I'm having a Halloween sale in my TpT store this weekend only!
Hurry over to get 20% off everything!
(Thank you to Alisha from The Bubbly Blonde Teacher for making this adorable graphic.)
 
Also, I updated my Write the Room Literacy Centers - The Complete Set to include my 2 newest WTR sets:  Pumpkins and Bears!
If you already purchased this set, please go back and download the revised version.
You can get this MEGA pack on sale this weekend only!
I'll be adding Penguins Write the Room next weekend to this mega value set so hurry and get it before the price goes up!
 
Enjoy the weekend!


2 comments:

  1. you are so smart!!!love all your ideas-i will soon be seeing you on tv as the next millionaire from tpt! we are doing your stone soup activity next week after halloween!i can't wait. found the cauldron at dollar tree.your pumpkin unit looks great and again the kiddos LOVE write the room and pocket chart-it is so engaging!kuddos for all your excellent work my friend!

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  2. All great (and fun!) ideas. I liked the Sight Word Scramble for helping children pay close attention to the letters and letter formations in sight words.

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