Weekly Wrap-Up -> Week 9 {Happy Halloween!}

This week was full of Halloween surprises and fun!

We started the week by making these adorable mummy jars.  Students brought in a jar from home and they used gauze to wrap around it several times.  Then we hot glued googly eyes.  This was a great activity to strengthen fine motor skills as wrapping wasn't so easy!

I love this book!  It's an adorable song that teaches about the body parts too!  We read the book and even danced along to the song on You Tube.  Students were invited to create their own skeletons using loose parts.

Here's another great story for Halloween.  I found the witch a few years back at a Mastermind sale.  The cutouts are a free download from HERE.

Last week I set up an invitation to create a fall story.  The students loved it!  So I decided to change it to creating a Halloween story using loose parts.  I found these loose parts (spiders, ghosts, bats, etc.) at Dollarama.  They are back again this year!

Before we actually carved our pumpkin, I read this book Pumpkin Faces to the students and we discussed the many kinds of faces our pumpkin could have.  I explained that we only have one pumpkin and so we would have to vote and choose our favourite.

There's also this really fun game the students enjoyed.  We even printed their pumpkins and I had them write or tell me about them!
This game is called Make a Pumpkin from ABCya.

This has to be the BEST (and easiest) activity we did!  I added baking soda to a glass jar and squirted vinegar inside (one jar also has red food colouring).  The students loved the way it exploded and couldn't get enough of the "magic potions" we were creating!
I set something similar up for them to explore independently next week as they kept asking to do this experiment daily!

Here is our Kindergarten team, dressed up as rock stars!

I had a request to make this poem available as a pocket chart activity.  You can sing this poem to the song of "Frere Jacques" and students will quickly catch on to the tune as the song repeats!

Try this in your classroom too!
* Cut the word cards out and place them in a bag/basket at your pocket chart centre.  They can rebuild the poem!  
* Here's an easier version:  write the poem out on sentence strips and have students use the cards to match the words by placing them on top
* Project the poem on your Bright Links board and have students circle letters/sight words/rhyming words

Read all about how I use these poems on a regular basis in my class, and download the title page for your storage binder, from this blog post (click HERE).

If you like this poem, you can find more in my 

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