Friday, November 01, 2013

The Day After Halloween...

Seriously. The day after Halloween should be a PD day. 
I.Am.EXHAUSTED. 
But, on the other hand...the wine is uncorked and all is well again in the world :)

ANYWAYS! Despite the insanity, the kiddies had an exciting week. Here's a peek at some of our festive activities:

All week we hunted for sight words in our Halloween poem:

Throughout the week, we did a mini pumpkin investigation:

After estimating how many seeds might be in our pumpkin, we split into groups and counting seeds by 10s:
We brainstormed, predicted, estimated, counted, and, in order to complete the last box ("How should we carve it?"), I had to carve that darn pumpkin.

I am, without a doubt, the world's *worst* pumpkin carver. I paint pumpkins, decorate pumpkins...but when it comes to carving, this is what happens:
The picture even makes it look better than it is. I couldn't have spent more than 3 minutes on it before the kids explicitly questioned why I was "sweating and turning red." Not my cup of tea. 

Anyways, after I finished carving that beast, we filled out the rest of our anchor chart:
and completed our own miniature copies of the investigation:
I LOVED Cara's little scrapbook paper pumpkins and just had to recreate them with my kiddies. How cute is this?!
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During math, we reviewed comparing numbers to 5 and 10 with candy corn:
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Last but not least, I sent my sugar bugs home with ghost poop!
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...In case I fooled you, it's not really poop from a ghost, it's just marshmallows ;)

And that about wraps up our crazy week. I am going to slowly drift into a candy coma...

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