Our Halloween party was a lot of fun! A GROS merci to all the volunteers who made this event possible (...and in such festive costumes, no less!). Students rotated through 5 centres: Pin the wart on the witch; Mummy wrap (where they wrapped one another in toilet paper to look like a mummy); Ring toss (onto a pointy witch hat); a relay (where they swept an orange 'pumpkin' around with a witches broom); and a Jack o' lantern craft. We sang songs and shared a special snack. Thank you to everyone who brought in some food to share with the group. I loved seeing everyone dressed up in their costumes. We had 3 Captain America's and 3 from Frozen this year. ;)
Halloween was a lot of fun in Kindergarten! We added 2 new centers this week for students to choose during Les Centres: Bricolage and Deguisement (dress-up). These were some of our Halloween creations at bricolage.
Here are some of the Halloween books we read this week:
We began the week with a field trip to the Pumpkin Patch. Students were excited to ride on their very first school bus. We rode on a hay wagon, chose pumpkins, and listened to live music. I will be sharing photos soon using Dropbox. A GROS merci to all the volunteers who made this event possible!
In class, we learned several new Halloween-themed songs. Check them out under the "les chansons" tab. A class favourite is L'araignee Gypsie. To accompany our song, students made their own spider puppets. We also illustrated the lyrics in our journals.
We made Halloween themed Bingo cards with our Big Buddies this week, and we played Bingo together. This game reinforced all of our new Halloween vocabulary. It was also a great introduction to Bingo. We will be playing lots of Alphabet Bingo in November as we work on building letter name recognition.
I hope you had lots of fun trick or treating! A friendly reminder: please do not send candy as a snack. :)