Sunday, October 16, 2011

Halloween Pumpkins!

Ok, I'm getting SOOOOO excited to start sharing things with you!  This is the first of many coming your way.  Get excited!  :P

I don't know about you, but I despise bulletin boards.  If I'm going to put something out there, I want it to be good and I want it to be worth our time.  So after searching around and wracking my brain, I came up with scary pumpkins!  Here's what we did:

I took pictures of all the kids making scary faces.  Then I printed them small enough to fit on the pumpkin cutout.  I gave each student their picture and a pumpkin copied onto orange construction paper.

They cut out the pumpkin (remind them not to cut across the middle of the stem!) and folded it at the stem.

Then they flipped it open and wrote a sentence about what they are scared of.  Of course, we practiced drilling things like capital letters and periods.  We also discussed how to answer a question.  I asked them, "What are you scared of?"  Then we answered that by writing a sentence starter on the board: "I am scared of _______ because ______."  We don't just start sentences with a predicate, you know!  ;)

Then they glued their picture on the front of their pumpkin, decorated it, and voila!  Pumpkins for the bulletin board!

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