Friday, November 1, 2013

20 day blast!

Yes, It really has been about 20 days since my last post (maybe 22) but who's counting?
I feel like I've been in some sort of Fall whirlwind tunnel.  It's been nothing but planning, prepping, teaching and starting all over again! In between all the school stuff, is soccer and tap, and acrobatics and some more soccer for my kiddos.  Not to mention, breakfast, lunch and dinner somewhere squeezed in between.
Here are a few snapshots of our Fall Into Writing, Fall Fun Day ...I am beginning the next stages of planning, and prepping for the most wonderful of Holidays--Thanksgiving too!

Students created their own friendly monster--I don't do scary!
Fall into writing about Pumpkins!!! I will be dedicating a whole post to this --coming soon!
My students favorite was this little guy!  Our Candy Corn that was in disguise.  For some he was a super hero! For others he was a secret spy.... I love how they think!

Fall Leaf Tracing--Make a leaf pile--color each shape a different fall color!
Make a scarecrow cookie!  What a hit.  Sugar cookies, sugar wafers, a couple of m$m's, a candy corn nose all held together with vanilla icing!
This was a surprisingly fun and independent activity for our Fall fun day. I gave simple instructions on threading the bead into the pipe cleaner. The children loved sitting and creating patterns and having a Fall Fun souvenir!

To reinforce vocabulary and make and build words with our knowledge of phonics we have finished up our October Mystery word. They get so excited to guess the word each day!
This Fall Fun day activity is a freebie in my store!!! Candy Corn graphing Yummy!!!

As we pull head on into November, we will begin learning about the Pilgrims and Native Americans. I think it's important for my firsties to understand how life long ago, children long ago, etc... are different than things are today. I created this unit to help my students compare and contrast differences and similarities between themselves and Native American and Pilgrim Children. There are a variety of Venn Diagrams and Double-Bubble Maps to choose from, depending on your preference.

Great books for Thanks giving!  I'm getting ready to prep my Thanksgiving Comparisons that I used last year!

Thanksgiving Comparisons unit

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