I will be sharing some great fall activities you can still use even into November as well as other great math and science units in some upcoming posts.
Today I want to share some great products from Creative Teaching Press which will snazzy up your bulletin boards and add some color to a book response we did.
|Let's start with this book response. I read There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves (click here to buy on amazon) or use your Scholastic Bonus points. We used the 6" designer pumpkin cut-outs from Creative Teaching Press. I made a quick shirt using construction paper and pants using scrapbook paper. Click here to download the cut-out. (or feel free to make your own). It's hard to see but there is a popsicle stick connecting the pumpkin head and shirt (as this was one of the items the old lady swallowed).The belt can be a piece of yarn, I had some raffia leftover from a craft we did last year. For the hands, we used the mini leaves from the Autumn Harvest 1" Mini Designer Cutouts .|
|After we made the scarecrows, students wrote to describe their scarecrows. I added the following borders and the fence border to make it look like a field full of scarecrows. I used orange ombre border layered with pumpkin harvest border. You can add the picket fence stencil-cut border here as well. I think it gives it just a little something extra!|
|or click here to download cut out|
|I love the variety in this Harvest time Bulletin Board Set. It came with apples, sunflowers, leaves, signs, a scarecrow and so much more. It's a great set that will last you all season long! Unfortunately this set has been discontinued, however there is another newer set that is similar you might like. http://www.creativeteaching.com/products/fall-essentials-bulletin-board-value-pack|
I hope everyone had a great October, and that you have an even better November. I am so thankful to have the opportunity to share these ideas with you. How are you getting ready for Thanksgiving in your classroom? I'll be sharing more about Thanksgiving, unitl next time...