Sunday, October 27, 2013

Where Did October Go? Pumpkins and More!

This past week was a blur! I'm so glad that tomorrow is a teacher workday (and it's a workday with NO meetings!) I have lots I want to do tomorrow in my room, organize math stations, clean, organize, know...that stuff! :)

Last week was a busy busy busy here are some pictures of some things we did. 

This is our display wall. I love displaying their work like this....adds a little variety to the classroom. Here are our bats (we hung a few upside down!), candy corn man, and silly pumpkin projects. (You can see one spider in there...he sort of looks like a jelly fish!)

A close up of a few of our silly pumpkins! I love all of the eyes on the left pumpkin.

My students worked on the pumpkin project while I was at a workshop. Not only was I at this workshop...but another teacher and I were the ones LEADING the workshop. This was a totally new experience for me. I have never be in "charge" of a training before. Totally out of my comfort zone...I can speak in front of kiddos all day...not adults. But I had a blast. 

Donna (the other K teacher--if you are reading this Donna--HI!! :) and I had a lot of fun planning this workshop for the Pre-K teachers in the county about effective strategies to use in helping their students' transition to Kindergarten. We also provided TONS of resources to use in the classroom that aligned with the Common Core, as well as some fun make and take, grab and go activities.

Here are a few pictures..mostly me talking! LOL (Don't you love Donna's scarecrow labeling in the background!!??)
 Not feeling how the camera makes me look! LOL Stand up straight Nic!!

Not sure what we were chatting about here but it must've been something good!! They were making their own pumpkin labeling activity.

Back in the classroom---we also worked on sequencing the life cycle of a pumpkin. 

 Any good ideas on cleaning this tile board?? Expo marker cleaner doesn't do it justice.

Found these small orange paper plates at the Target dollar spot. I knew they would make great pumpkins. So I used the pumpkin life cycle and shrunk it down to 50% to fit the plates. I numbered the plates to help students "see" what to do. So once we made it on the board it helped those visual learners. 

I found the pumpkin life cycle cards in this pack by Nicole Ricca:


Here's a little freebie for you to help you finish out the last week of October! Click on the picture to grab it. Three different themes: Spooky, Monster, and Trick or Treat.



1 comment:

  1. Have you tried Mr. Clean Magic Erasers (...or the store brand version) to clean the board? They've worked miracles on old laminated sheets of mine.