Monday, November 8, 2010
We have been very busy during the month of October. The Fall is one of my favorite times of year in Kindergarten. There are sooooo many fun activities to do that it is almost impossible to get to all of them!! Here are just a few of the highlights from the month!
This is our door for the month. I found those adorable Halloween characters at The Dollar Tree. I think they look so cute hanging out with my polka dots!! I will have to take the down to make room for our turkeys!!!
October Family Project
Our October Family Project was to design a Jack o Lantern. They turned out really cute !!
Jack o Lantern
This was a great following directions activity for my kids. The kids were really proud of their finished Jack o Lanterns! They had fun brainstorming and deciding on how they were going to finish their "My pumpkin is _______." sentence. They did a really good job. I used them as decoration around our classroom door. You can kind of see some of them in the family project picture above.
Carving a Jack o Lantern
This activity is always a highlight for the kids each year. My children this year particularly loved cleaning the "guts" out of the pumpkin the best! This is the first time for a lot of them to ever see the inside of a pumpkin. I made sure that they smelled the inside too!! We got called to an assembly in the middle of the carving so we had to stop and I had to finish the carving part after school. They were really excited to see the finished product all lit up the next morning. I guess I was excited too because I forgot to take a picture of him. :(
Haunted House Patterns
I found this activity a few weeks before Halloween and I knew when I saw it my kids were gonna love it, and I was right!! They had a great time creating their own patterns using foam halloween pieces I found a Target. I was surprised at some of the more difficult patterns that were made!
Batty -at Words
I created this activity because so many of my kids were having a hard time blending and creating -at words. I wanted provide them with another fun opportunity to use and manipulate the different letters used to make the -at words. They had to read the words to me when they were finished.
October flew by so fast! I can't believe it is November already and only 2 weeks away from Thanksgiving! I have recently found some really great ideas and activities from some awesome teachers that I plan in implementing during these next 2 weeks! We are going to have a lot of fun!!!