Sunday, October 28, 2012

Buttons, Smuttons.....

BLOG MADNESS!!  I had this really cute button created and it was a little big so I tried to fix it and now I've LOST my button and can't figure out how to fix it.  I've been sitting here FOREVER trying to figure it out and JUST CAN'T.  I guess I'm just going to have to make another.....uggggggg!!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Fall Festival Fun

This week I will host my 3rd fall festival only classroom. Here's the line up.
* pumpkin investigation - circumference, sink or float, clean it out, count the seeds, roast the seeds, and carve it!
* suck the seeds - with a straw, see who can suck up the most seeds and put them in a cup the fastest! It was toooo much fun last year!
* haystack hunt - we hide candy in a big pile of hay and let the kids go wild finding it all.  They get the biggest thrill out of this and have so much fun.
* making a scarecrow - my class will read The a little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything next week, along with If You Give A Scarecrow A Pumpkin, Click Here for Book by my good friend Michele Hargrove so we use the items in the book and make a scarecrow to sit in our class until Thanksgiving.  I take pics of the kids with him and it makes for awesome writing assignments over the next couple of weeks.  (Michele also made activities to go with these and you can find them on her TpT page here...Click Here for Activities
* class size spider web - one of the middle groups reads a book about spiders this week so we spread out all over the room and throw yarn back and forth to make a really cool spider web that fills the whole room.
We will also make words using the letters in SCARECROW, patterns with fall colored bears, graphing with Dem Bones and a sheet I made Click here for my graphing sheet,

 paper pumpkins, Halloween ABC order, Halloween Syllable Sorts, and much more! I even have a GSU student who is bringing in cupcakes for us to decorate.  YUM!
This day is a lot of work, but its a lot of fun too!  I can't wait until next week when I can post some pictures of all the things we do! Just wanted to go ahead and put some ideas out there in case some of you are looking for some things to do for Halloween! Happy Fall, ya'll!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Fall break

Totally screwed this up and the type is under the pics.....just add it to things I gotta figure out how to fix! LOL!  Will work on that later!

So last week was fall break and I was all set to have a big camp out for bens seventh birthday and relax with a well baby after getting adenoids out the week before........not so easy! As soon as the last camper arrived it started to pour down rain, soaking all the sleeping bags in the tent with open windows and doors! Luckily it stopped and we were still able to glow stick tag, eat grilled hamburgers and hotdogs, eat up the yummy cake I made, or sat marshmallows over an open fire, and watch a movie on the back wall of the house outside! It turned out really nice! Then the bottom fell out in my plans again.  Meghan started running over 103 temps for the next 5 days before we finally had her admitted into the hospital for three days with pneumonia!!! Ahhhhh!!!  The day we come home Ben starts throwing up with fever.....can a mommy get a break?  Apparently not.  Had to take the first day back off to recoup everyone, and now the daddy is sick! Anyways, tomorrow we get to take our first field trip to Old Freeman Family Farms.  It should be tons of fun so I'm praying everything goes according to plan!! Something has to go right soon, right???????