Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Halloween - thankfully we cut down on the madness a few
years ago and the students no longer wear costumes!
We still try to make the day a "little" more entertaining than
other days. We read Halloween stories (Monster Goose), did a
little Halloween math (Shapely Witch-covered patterns and 2d
shapes), and then of course the big Halloween party.
My parties ALWAYS have 3/4 stations. I learned this great idea
from a PREK teacher in our building a few years back.
PRE-stations: parties were loud, annoying, and soooo stressful
POST-stations: parties are calm, educational, and a lot less stressful
I actually get to enjoy the kiddos enjoy the party.
Because of low numbers in 3rd grade this year (oh my...it's amazing),
I had 3 stations. The stations were:
1. EATING - simple.....they just eat and talk
2. PUMPKIN ESTIMATING - estimate number of seeds in a pumpkin,
empty the guts, and group by 10s to count
3. SPOOKY HAND - use a plastic glove, candy corn, and popped
popcorn (we discussed bones and adjectives)
What a smorgosboard we had on Halloween!
Oh yeah and an entire fruit tray that the kiddos devoured.
Thanks Room 105 parents. YOU ROCK at parties!