Monday, October 28, 2013

Halloween Week (and My Truth Monday) updated

It is Halloween Week and as the years pass I begin to like Halloween more and more.

This week, the Kindergartners are watching the BrainPop Jr. video about Fall, coloring a fall bookmark to accompany the video I made, and with the time remaining we are going to come with 1 word for each letter of the alphabet about Halloween.  My first class of the week did very well  with identifying words and their first letter.

First Grade
In first grade we have been spending time focusing on basic library and computer skills.  So this week we will focus on parts of a book, especially a spine.  Students will get to choose from some Halloween themed books for a read-a-loud. Today's class chose "Miss Fiona's Stupendous Pumpkin Pies" which I LOVE.

After we talked about the parts of a book: cover, title page, back cover, and spine. A few years ago I found this great worksheet "Books Have A Spine Just Like Mine" from the Modesto City Schools Library Media Lessons.  The students love the lesson every year and its a great and fun parts of a book review.
Here is my sample for this year:

Second Grade
The second graders are making surprise Halloween shapes in Excel.  This is their first time using Excel.  I like to introduce it with creating an image so students get used to naming and finding cells.  once my classes do this I will post it.   I made my own image and want it to be a surprise.

Examples of my stretched out pumpkin:

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To wrap up my Monday I'm linking up with Sunny Days In Second Grade for:

Each week there a new topic and people share truths about that topic.  This is my first Monday linking up and I am excited.  This is a great way to get to know others in the blogger world. 

So here we go:

What creeps you out?


  1. I can't stand snakes either! They really give me the creeps! I can't stand scary movies either!

    An Apple a Day in First Grade

    1. Thanks for visiting! As a kid I'd pick up garden snakes and play with them in my hands. Now I think you can hear my shriek at all snakes from miles away.

  2. Hi! I've just found your blog through the linky and started following along- I like your post under this one as well (especially the e-card haha). I can't stand snakes either- their power freaks me out. I didn't mind them- until I held a huge one and realised how easily it could crush me! Never again

    x Serena x
    Magic Mistakes & Mayhem

    1. Thanks for following along. The e-card made me laugh out loud! (And then it made me gather all my thoughts.)