Here are a few activities that the kids have loved doing, but I haven't got the opportunity to share.
We built a monster. I gave the students verbal directions and tried to see if the kids could follow them to build a shape monster. It was challenging for a lot of them, but they need the practice.
We did a pom pom sort. The students used tweezers to move the pom poms to the correct color monster. You can get the color monster sorting mats from prekinders.
We also made spider hats. This is one activity I have done yearly and the kids just love making. We used cotton balls for the eyes.  

I also got the Halloween sensory bin (black beans and a variety of Halloween erasers out and the kids have loved it. We also have been singing bats are Sleeping.
Here is a copy of that here.

Last, but not least we have been acting out Raffi's Spider on the Floor song with little ring spiders. The kids LOVE this song and request it all the time! We are taking Ethan to Zoo Boo tonight, which should be a blast. The Detroit Zoo decorates some of the cages in Halloween d├ęcor and they make pumpkins into different characters. Hopefully, the rain just holds out. Have a great Saturday!


I am linking up with Doodle Bugs for Five for Friday.

Well, this week has been a fun and exciting week at school and personally. This week we read and talked about monsters, which all of my little ones loved!

1. Shape and Letter Monster
Here is a picture of my shape/letter monster that we use during circle time. I give the am group shapes and the pm group letters and then we say "Shape monster, shape monster munch munch munch...How about a ____ for my lunch" and the kids put it in his mouth. They love this.

We made some letter and shape monsters.

2. We made these adorable these adorable coffee filter monsters. They colored them with markers and then we had them spritz some water on them to make the colors blend together.

3. Our OT did this fun activity with our kiddos. You have the students form newspaper into balls (great for strengthening little ones arches in their hands). Then, she had them be a bear and climb over the mountain. We sang this song with them, "A bear went over the mountain, the bear went over the mountain, a bear went over the mountain, to get to the other side".

4. So personally this week, Matt has gotten his job and will be a manager at fitness club and it starts Monday! Ethan turned 2 yesterday and on Tuesday, I finally had my first ultrasound. We are expecting our second 'lil pumpkin' this May 2014. I am 9 weeks along and that has been part of the reason why I have been so exhausted lately! The start of the school year is exhausting and add in the first trimester and I am going to bed at the same time Ethan does each night. We are super excited about all the happenings this week.

5. A little freebie for everybody. A Colorful Spiders emergent reader and it also focuses on big vs. small, which has been VERY challenging for my kiddos this year.

You can get it on tpt

Freebie Fridays

I don't know about you, but I love all of Ed Emberly's monster books. We have been reading them this week and my kids just love all the bright pictures and of course the monsters!

Today we read If You're a Monster and You Know It and acted it out. You can get the song to it here. The kids had a blast with it and I really recommend it.

We also read Go Away, Big Green Monster! this week.

We also made our own Big, Green monsters.

We also watched it being read, which my kids really enjoy watching. We also built the monster and took him apart during the story. I got those pictures to do that from Kiz Club.

Have a great Friday tomorrow and Go Tigers!

I am sure many of you have listened to and seen Have Fun Teaching letter songs and if you haven't you definitely need to check them out! I discovered them at the end of last year and I used them to review the letters with the kids and they just loved them! They are super catchy that a lot of my kids that don't even talk that often are humming the song. We are on letter Dd this week and have been listening to it. Make sure to check all of the letter songs!

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Happy Sunday and go Lions! The Tigers won last night, which I was thrilled about! Worth staying up for! :)
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