It's beginning to look a lot like.... HALLOWEEN!

It's about that time for... HALLOWEEN!!!  We've been busy trying to incorporate Halloween cuteness with our learning because our school's Fall Festival was tonight.  My classroom is on the main hallway, so I felt is was necessary to jazz up the walls!
We made these bats to solve and sort double digit addition and subtraction without regrouping.  You can get these bat templates for FREE on Cara's blog.  


We used the pumpkins from my Halloween Fun Unit to do a little proper noun writing since that has been our focus this week.  My kids actually did pretty well when it came time for them to incorporate proper nouns into their writing.


For a little free-handed fun, I decided we needed to make Frankensteins for our door.  I do have a Frankenstein craft in my Halloween unit, but I hadn't prepped any of the copies to make them.  However, I really like how these turned out!  I just gave my kiddos scraps of green, orange, black, white, and red construction paper and they came up with these cuties!
We are celebrating Red Ribbon Week next week so I decided to put a drug-free saying with it :)  Halloween Decor- CHECK, Red-Ribbon Door Decor-CHECK!


And, I'll leave you with a picture of me from our Character Dress-Up day at school.  I was Brigid from Purple, Green, and Yellow by Robert Munsch.  Our grade level rotated classes throughout the day so we could read to each 2nd grade class.  It was busy, but a lot of fun!  And, boy, did it make the day go by fast!!!

13 comments:

krazy4K said...

Love! Too cute!!!

Susan Moran said...

Your room is so festive! And your costume is adorable!

Sailing into Second said...

Your door looks fabulous! :) My kids LOVE that story! Robert Munsch is the best!

Aris
Sailing into Second

Elisabeth said...

Total cuteness!! :)

Elisabeth

Angie Olson said...

Adorable! I think it is neat that your grade level is switching classes to listen to different stories while the teachers dress up like the book character. What a great way to get children excited about books and reading!! What kinds of activities does your school do for your Fall Festival?

Reagan Tunstall said...

Adorable!!! Love it all!

khuff said...

Amy, I love everything you do! What font did you use on "Frankly we....."

Jen Hansen said...

Thank you for sharing your adorable Halloween activities!! Where can I find the small addition and subtraction facts for the bats? I can't find the smaller ones.. Thank you Amy for all that you do!!!

Kelly Burlinski said...

Adorable! I just love your door!!!

Aly Seedman said...

This is awesome Amy! I was wondering if you wouldn't mind posting or sharing the addition and subtraction facts that go along with the bats?
Thanks so much-- this is so helpful :)
Aly

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Anonymous said...

What a cute idea! That was my fav. book when I was little. My kids love it too!

The Trapped Librarian said...

I like how you integrate art projects with your content learning activities. I bet your kids are very motivated!