Pin It button on image hover

October 29, 2012

Halloween{ish} Activities & a FREEBIE!

Is it just me...or am I getting back into my groove?!? A blog post on a Monday night?!? I call that progress, people! ;) Okay, so just in case you haven't heard...Halloween is Wednesday! Call in reinforcements! A candy high is in our future! Not to brag or anything, but our fall break is just around the corner! Like...Friday! Can I get a PTL?!?

Alright...back to school! I love Halloween! It *may* even be one of my favorite holidays! Since I have had my kiddos for three years now, I had to get really creative this year for our Halloween week! We have had oh so much fun with pumpkins...and black cats....and ghosts....and everything else Halloween over the past two years! So, what is going on this week in our room?!? 




That's right...The Wizard of Oz! 

I have been DYING to read this book with them and just couldn't think of a more perfect time! Plus...witches = the perfect Halloween{ish} addition to the classroom! {Sorry the pictures are horrible...iphone style ;) } 


This morning when they walked in, our classroom was decorated with witch everything... paired with a nice, bright...Yellow Brick Road! At the end of the road waiting patiently, was their new guided reading book for the next two weeks! I couldn't decide if I wanted to read the story whole group, or in guided reading groups. Then, I found the perfect version at Kohls! It is challenging for my low group, perfect for my middle, and a little easy for my high group. So, I am simply modifying the reading skills to make it perfect for all! AND...they couldn't be more excited about our new book study! Not your typical "Halloween" activities, but just wait until you see our witch craftivities this week! More pictures and activities to follow!

Moving on.... 

As if my kids need any more candy this week!!!! Today, we dove a little deeper into probability! Well, what better way to practice than candy?!? 



We began with a few (notice...a FEW) pieces of candy corn and some sour pumpkins. The kiddos used the candy to demonstrate six different situations in probability! 


Easy...check! Fun...check! Halloween{ish}...check! 

If you would like to snag a copy of this freebie, you can pick it up in my shop right now! 

What activities do you have up your sleeve this week??? 

12 comments:

  1. You go so above and beyond for your kiddos! LOVE!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh my goodness!!! My kids would die if they walked into the classroom and saw that!! LOOOOVE it!!! :) I love how you show your kids that books and reading are to be celebrated! Have a great Halloween!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love the witches along with that forever long yellow brick road! Check out our witches & black cats! We are 2nd grade, too!
    Amy Howbert
    Little Miss Organized
    amyhowbert1@gmail.com


    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. This comment has been removed by the author.

      Delete
  4. Your witches are absolutely adorbs! How fun, I bet they went bananas! We are getting into pirates, learning about the R-Controlled vowels this week! Last week we read the Hallo-Wiener and are working on making our own Hallo-Wieners and a story to go along with it too! Lots of fun!
    Kelli Pepper
    http://survivingthelittlepeople.blogspot.com/
    kap0809@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. Totally Awesome. I am in LOVE with your witches.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Seriously how fun!!!! Love it ALL!!
    Michelle @ Smitten With First

    ReplyDelete
  7. Pretty please blog about how you made those fun witches!:)

    ReplyDelete
  8. I would love to know how you made your withches! I hope you don't mind but I just started my blog a couple of months ago so I'm still learning the ropes, but I bought your Spooktacular Math Centers and blogged about how great they were and linked to your store to check it out. I just wanted to make sure that's ok...I love your store! You are extremely creative. I'll definitely be back for more :)

    Stephanie Ann
    Sparkling in Third Grade

    ReplyDelete
  9. I am flipping out over your yellow brick road!!! Thanks for making me smile every single time I visit your blog--your work is so incredibly creative!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Love love the witch! So cute! Is that an umbrella and WHERE did you come up with that? Your brain!? It's brilliant! You are amazing. I also downloaded your probability activity earlier. Love it.


    Emily
    Tangled with Teaching

    ReplyDelete