One reason I love teaching little kids is because they get so excited with each new holiday or season. Being able to practice skills with holiday-themed activities seems to make learning so very fun for them! Since it’s October, we are all about Halloween here in our classroom. My friends were so engaged all week long just because our activities had bats, pumpkins, spiders, etc. Here’s what we’ve been up to this week…
1. I added just a tiny little bit of Halloween decor to our classroom- nothing too fancy, but now this fun stuff is sitting on our bookshelf!
2. We use pointers a whole lot to help us read, find words, etc., so I decided to switch up our pointers for the month of October to make pointing to words while we read even more exciting. 🙂 All I did was glue these little googly eyes to popsicle sticks and my little friends are obsessed- pointing while reading is just so amazing when you have a googly eye to help you. I think it’ll be exciting just long enough till Halloween actually arrives and then I’ll come up with something new for November…probably something with a turkey?
I always try to make sure my little friends are applying their learning of sight words, CVC & CVCe, etc while actually reading sentences and text, so they also practiced reading a sentence and finding the Halloween picture that matched.
|I just love this little frog!|
We worked on making predictions with a Halloween theme. Each little friend wrote what they think their costume will be and which candy they think they will get the most of– we’ll follow up with these predictions once Halloween is here!
|Don’t you love the “invisible man”-ha!|
|Their clues weren’t too helpful, but they tried! 🙂|
|Trick or treating was almost everyone’s favorite!|