Saturday, October 22, 2011

Fall Bulletin Boards

Looking for a fall bulletin board idea 
"Hibbard Hawks (insert your school here:)
 Are The Cream Of The Crop!"
My students and I created this last year 
when our class was assigned. 
I got this idea out of a mailbox magazine and
then decided to make it look 3-d. 
My students each cut out a piece of
corn and then painted it. 

We were also in charge of the display case for
the month of November. This idea once again
came from the Mailbox magazine. 
First you paint your styrofoam cup brown.
Then glue on your turkeys face and feathers. 
Quick, easy, and fun Thanksgiving display! 

Before we created the turkeys we of course learned about them! 
This bulletin board I made for inside our classroom.

And if you are looking for a halloween bulletin board... 
the teacher I worked with last year sent me a picture 
of what her class did for their bb this year.
 I thought it was so cute! 
Thanks for sharing Mrs. Skillicorn! :) 

Monday, October 10, 2011

One "Spook"tober Post

Happy Harvest !
Although I wish I had my very own classroom  I'm very excited to say I found a substitute job!
So using the idea a teacher I taught with last year (Thank you Kristen!) did I made business cards.
With the help of my husband I think my card stands out! Thank you Graig! :)
I blurred out my phone number. If you work for the Bellevue School District or St. Thomas Private School and are looking for a sub give me a call! 

I figured I would continue to keep my blog going and share ideas that I used over the past couple years of teaching in my classroom.

One activity that my students LOVED last year was with the book, "The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin" by Joe Troiano. This is a great story to share with your students that has an awesome message reminding us that we are all the same even if we look different. 

After discussing the story my students colored their very own pumpkin. 

To use the pumpkin template HERE 
Square Pumpkin HERE
Triangle Pumpkin HERE
Rectangle Pumpkin HERE
I copied them on white construction paper and pre-cut them out to save on time.

Here are a few other October activities I have done in the past.

Mr. Sticks 
This idea was shared with me from Mrs. Crowder! :) What a fun activity!

To save on time pre sort the amount of toothpicks for each student and precut tips for the fingers and toes!

The students traced their feet (with their shoes on) and added a ghost face.

This activity the students traced their hands on black construction paper. 
I cut them out the night after and had them glue together and add eyes.
They picked their favorite book wrote the title and the author on the orange paper.

And here is a collection of some of my favorite October read alouds!