And he’s BAAAACK! Have you missed me?! I spent last week in Boston visiting some amazing schools that are part of the TIME Collaborative which advocates longer school days which are structured differently to maximize learning. My school is already an extended day so we are looking for ways to restructure our day. I’m working on a blog post about the experience! Boston was great (from what tiny bit I saw!) and the nor’easter almost blew me away. No for real. I was getting in our Uber car (first time ever using UBER!!!) and the wind blew so hard I almost went down!
And now I’m back. Ready to rock the ‘staches minds for Halloween week!
As always, here are my downloadable lesson plans:
This week our morning meeting greeting is: greet your friend in a scary voice!!!!!! So excited!
Here are the books we’re reading this week:
We will read The Hallo-Weiner and do a flow map to re-tell and sequence the story.
We will read Go Away Big Green Monster and make a list of describing words. We will do a predictable chart about monsters. I see a _______ monster.
We will read Skeleton Hiccups and discuss cause and effect.
And T-rex Trick or Treats is just for fun.
As we read these books we will be using a new vocabulary strategy that Jen Jones at Hello Literacy shared with us when she did PD at my school. More to come!
This week is also the week that the ‘staches get to be independent with their word study. I am so excited to get this rolling!!!!
In math, we are working on comparing numbers. We will spend Monday using our Greater Than/Less Than signs to show if a group of real life objects is greater than or less than. We will grab cubes, count the cubes and determine greater than and less than. We will roll dice and write the number and determine greater/less than!
We will also be doing measurement this week. We will be doing HAUNTED MEASUREMENT!
Grab and count mats. Students grab a handful of cubes and place them on each hand. Then they write the number on their sheet and show =!
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For science, we are doing one of my favorites!
Anytime you can mix stuff up and make it erupt, I’m all in! FOR REAL!
A little baking soda, vinegar and food coloring makes a huge mess and a lasting memory. Last year when we did this the kids went bonkers. They were just amazed! I highly recommend it!
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We will paint our big colorful monster!
Here is another fun and simple art project for Halloween….seriously, we did this last week and OMG I love this so much I might have them make more this week!
Wednesday is our annual field trip to the pumpkin patch! When we return from the farm, we get to clean out our pumpkins and plant a flower inside!
How about some freebies?!?!
This is a graphing freebie designed to be used with the differentiation cubes (CLICK HERE). If you don’t have these cubes in your class, you can put the monsters in a bag and students can grab one and graph!
Many of our activities this week come from these creations:
I put Franken-Core on sale for $3! Happy Halloween!
Going-Batty is also on sale for $3! Trick or treat!
And check out my latest research project creation!
Be sure to head to my Facebook page for a chance to win a copy!
Howdy, I am Mr. Greg. I have been teaching for 11 years. I spent a year teaching fifth grade, two years in second grade and am now in my 9th year in Kindergarten. Kindergarten is my passion and my calling but honestly, that wasn’t how it started. Read the whole story >