25 October 2012

Seasoned With Ideas

Here are a few more Spooktacular Ideas you may want to incorporate in your classroom!

We read "Aaaargh Spider!" by Lydia Monks & sang "There's a Spider on the Floor". Using our handprints & sparkly black paint, affixed to spider web prints & finally embellished with black glitter and sequins we created our very own 'Aargh Spiders'


Each of our 'Lil Pumkins painted a puzzle piece of our class pumpkin, glitter glued witches & "Drat!" read the team building picture book, "Big Pumpkin" by Erica Silverman. It was Spooktacular!

The class agreed that our favorite color of the season is ORANGE! So we just had to work together to color and adorn our Orange poster with as many orange embellishments we could find.

Tactile Scarecrows stood tall among 3D Spiders. 

Stay Spooky & Especially Safe :)

There Are Witches In The Air

Oh My! It's getting late as the five little pumpkins sat at the gate! 

Our Halloween offering may be a bit late getting here, but it's definitely Spooktacular! This petrifying packet provides the two~page mysterious "Behind The Dark & Dreaded Door" writer's graphic organizer with writing prompts that will go bump in the night, a pumpkin filled with Haunted Adjectives to jolt the creative juices with more writing ideas and the two~page Haunted House to help illustrate your spooky stories.

In addition, our Mini Me Paper Dolls are back with a wonderful trick~or~treat witch and/or mummy costume to dress up in; definitely a bulletin board favorite for displaying your children.

You can download this Halloween horror packet at Teachers Pay Teachers today. Happy Halloween!

18 October 2012

Make Your Own Monster

If your children can't sit still in anticipation of the season's spookiest of days that lie ahead. This designer activity provides a creative outlet to quell that autumn ancy~ness. 

When my second~grader brought one of my monster doodles to school with her and her teacher intriguingly borrowed it as an activity for her fellow classmates to work on, it became a graveyard smash!

You can now download our Halloween Monster Kit at Teachers Pay Teachers.

Happy Halloween!

03 October 2012

Choo Choo To The Imagination Station

All Aboard! Our passengers have taken their seats and are eager to arrive at their next destination; The Imagination Station!  

The start of the new school year took off as we Choo~Choo'ed our way on the right track. Even 'Thomas the Train' joined in on the fun!

Together, we read the lyrical onomatopoeia filled pages of "The Goodnight Train" by June Sobel. Our literary little one's LOVE chiming in to the significant sounds of the train! It was a delightful Chugga~Venture!!

Our little chugga~venturers each contributed to our station scene and decorated their own Train Conductor Hats, then painted Boxcars and finally copper painted "Bb" is for Bear posable Teddy Bears. 

This was definitely a trip well worth the tip of Sir Toppam Hat's hat. All Aboard!!!

Look for our "Bb" is for Bear posable Teddy Bear & Train Conductor Hat at our Tpt store to download for your children.