Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Well... Halloween is long gone, but I wanted to share this math and literacy monsters!

In the month of October, we concentrate on shapes- both 2D and 3D - for our math curriculum. 
We tie in literacy with then Big Green Monster book project.  The big green monster looses and gains the shapes on his face in the book.  We practiced summarizing after reading by making these not-so-scary green monsters!

Mrs. Jakusz found this wonderful resource - Shape Monsters to compliment the math curriculum and Halloween theme.  In this project, the kids got to choose from a number of shapes to make a monster of their own.

After we made the monsters, we counted and graphed how many shapes we used.  We also discussed sides, corners, and angles in this project. So fun!!

Alright, the next post will be more recent - sorry I have been slacking, grad school is taking over! :o)

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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Halloween Fun

Be boop! Halloween was tons on fun in the K wing. Our team dressed up as minions, which all the kids got a huge kick out of! 

We had a parade around the school and gym, then went back to class for party centers and snacks.

Here's bingo and pin the heart on the skeleton.

Then, we also had bowling, pumpkin (bozo buckets), and a foam craft.

Rewind to Wednesday, when we carved our HUGE pumpkin  to get ready for Halloween. I cut a large whole/mouth for the kids to scoop out the seeds and "guts."  They all picked one seed to wash and take home.  We put the pumpkin out in the hall for all to see!

This week, we will use this jump start activity to finish our pumpkin unit and growth cycle crafts. Goodbye October - Hello November!

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