First of all, I am happy because we only had school for half a day on Halloween, and, even better, there is no school tomorrow, the day after we all go into a sugar stupor. Whoever planned out the school calendar this year really got it right!
I am waiting for the first trick-or-treaters to make their way to my porch. I brought my jack-o-lantern home from school to do double duty as a decoration on my front porch. I thought about changing my flag to a Halloween one, but since it would only be up for one day, I'll just wait until time to put up the Christmas one -- if I don't remember Thanksgiving!
The Halloween Song is by Heidi Butkus of Heidisongs -- we loved this song and the book is pretty easy to do -- if you have a great assistant to cut out all the pieces!
(He is wearing a crown because he is "The King of Ing" today -- first one to recognize the -ing word in the morning message.)
October is so full of interesting kindergarten subjects! We made bats with toilet paper rolls -- they look great on our bulletin board. Today we finished making a fun Halloween book that I bought from Heidisongs. We sent home a pumpkin cut-out for a family decorating project. But we ran out of time to do all we had planned, so next week we will paint the cute owls from the "Owl Babies" book and finish up a few other HAlloweenie things.
On the afternoon before Halloween, I invited the parents of my kinders to come to school to share some cookies and chips while we entertained them with songs and poems and showed off some of what they had learned in the first 45 days of school. It is pretty amazing to me to hear them reading after this short time, so I knew it would make their parents proud. Their favorite activity was performing the "Five Little Pumpkins" poem -- we had to do it 4 times so everyone had a chance to hold a pumpkin and say a line. Over half the kids had a parent or other family member in the audience, and they enjoyed my great little actors.
What a great job I have! I love these kids!