I love this time of year but am feeling a little jipped on the activities! I mean there are a TON of activities out there (just look on TPT!). I just haven't had time to do many of them! We had a 2 week fall break at the beginning of this month...which I am NOT complaining about... but now I am in catch up mode!
So, we have been able to get ONE solid Halloween activity in! I saw this on pinterest and just happen to be in Home Depot the other day...
Here was my example acrostic. We had just studied them before Fall break so this was our review! I made these 2 cuties with the help of my son, but everyone else made their own and they turned out a.dor.a.ble!
|You must read this poem... It is hilarious!|
Aren't these the cutest little paint chips?! They turned out so adorable.. thinking they will be up well past Halloween! The kids LOVED making them too!
While I was on that long break, I attended a training on Project Based Learning. Have you heard of it? Chances are you already teach in this manner!
The training I went to was 3 days long and when we left we basically had the ideas for our PBL project in place. So, that is another reason I haven't been Halloweenie... I have been doing my project! My project is on types of government and so far, so good!
Second graders have basically NO background knowledge on this subject so for once I am doing something that they didn't do in first grade! (Does that happen at your school?!) I made a HUGE project that is about 4 weeks and we are working on the 2nd week this week! Like I said, so far, so good... Maybe I should take some photos!? I will try :)
I posted my project on TPT:
Anyway, I suppose I will go grade these papers :/ I leave you with 2 things:
|I might be one of the luckiest moms out there... Every afternoon I get to watch this guy in the back seat just reading away! Such a smarty pants!|