Happy Halloween week! I love weeks like this because the kiddos are so excited to come to school each day and do all of the fun activities planned!
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My 4-day week is jam-packed full of Halloween goodness. We are so busy, that we honestly do not even have time for literacy/math stations this week...so I left them out of my plans. Our anchor text this week is There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bat! We are going to be focusing on rhyming words during our mini lessons.
We are also going to be learning bat facts and making a little bat craftivity. I'm using the template from A Cupcake for the Teacher's Going Batty craftivity, but my babies are not at that writing stage yet!
We are also making tons of class books! My kiddos love reading these during our "we time," (partner reading/table reading), and I wanted to make a bunch this week since we are between writing units! I also really wanted to focus on illustrations so I leave lots of room for pictures!
We are making one about our Halloween costumes and practicing strong illustrations and stretchy snake words!
We are also making one about bat facts that is SUPER open-ended. This way my kiddos could state simply that " bats at black" or "bats fly" or could be as deep as "bats are nocturnal" or "bats are not birds."
Lastly, we are making a class book to go with our read aloud The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid Of Anything.
We are going to make a circle map of the things we are scared of, and then make our class book of things we are not afraid of.
We are also making a pumpkin glyph. We have a beautiful new bulletin board outside of our classroom and I want to show our wonderful work to the school!
I will post some of our Halloween festivities later this week! Tomorrow, look for a post on ways to use those cute Dollar Tree and Target Dollar Spot buys!
Have a great week!
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