Halloween morning, the kids usually get to go trick or treating in the neighborhood across the street from our school, who set out displays and candy especially for our students. Because of the weather (rain and cold) this was postponed, so we did "regular school" in the morning! Is it bad to say I was kind of relieved for a relatively "normal" morning?
After lunch was costumes, parade, and Halloween dance in the gym...Then back to our room for some fun center activities:
Kindergarten Faith - like my Halloween colored dice? (I found them last night in a stash from some conference swag a few years ago!) My kids used bingo markers to cover their numbers.
Learning and Teaching with Preschoolers
My kids loved both these activities, so check out the links for the freebies...save 'em for next year if you're done with Halloween centers this year!
We also completed our pumpkin observations and put them together in our observation books:
We described the outside of our pumpkins, predicted whether our pumpkin would sink or float and then checked our predictions (the kids were shocked to discover the pumpkins floated!), measured height and width of our pumpkins with Unifix cubes, and explored and described the inside (always my favorite part - if only for the expressions on my kids' faces as they have to touch the "goop!").
We also painted our pumpkins, but I didn't get photos of that.
Glad Halloween is over for another year (even though it was a success and we actually had no meltdowns or seizures - I think a first for our room!!).
Happy almost-November, everyone!