Yesterday I posted my plan to Boo my kids.  Today, I boo’d the first four while they were at library class.  They were so excited when they came back!  Here’s the first four boo-ees.

And today we finally decorated our pumpkin for the pumpkin contest.  All money donated goes to the church food pantry to buy pies for needy families’ Thanksgiving dinner.

Fun times in First Grade!  If you want to boo your kids, you can grab my cards by clicking on the picture of the kids up above.


Boo-ing the Students

Tomorrow I will begin boo-ing my students.  I’m so excited about this because this is the first year I’ve done this.  I’ve never even heard of it before.  I can’t wait to see their faces each day between now and Halloween as they anticipate who will be boo’d next!  What fun!  I whipped up these boo cards to put with a small treat on their desk — Halloween tattoos and a pencil and a pack of Smarties.  If you would like to boo your kids, feel free to grab them from my TPT site.  Just click on the picture to go get yours!

Happy Halloween and BOO to you!

A Haunting Freebie for You!

I was going through my 26-year-old October box that has traveled from Florida  to Pennsylvania and three different schools with me, and I came across some haunted houses I made my very first year teaching in Florida!  As I was looking at them, trying to figure out what to do with them, I thought, “I know!  I’ll make a math center from them!”  Thus was born the idea of Haunting Facts.

I knew I would need to come home and make some bats, so I decided to throw in some haunted houses and give you all a copy of my Haunting Facts center to thank you for following me.  I hope you and your kiddos enjoy using the center. 

If you like this Halloween math center, check out my Teachers Pay Teachers store for my other Halloween activities.

Let the Halloween Fun Begin!

Hey, everyone!  I can’t believe how fast the past week went.  I’m still struggling with that cough, but it’s slowly getting better.  I really love this time of the school year because the kids are finally settling into the routine, the weather has cooled — a real blessing in our un-airconditioned 80+ year-old building — and I can relax a bit and have fun with the kids, knowing that the classroom management is firmly established.

I’ve started pulling out all the Halloween decorations and Halloween songs, and the Halloween fun will begin after Columbus Day ends!   Here is a perennial favorite Halloween song that I included in my Notebook file of Halloween songs.  The kids get the biggest kick out of the dancing skeleton in “Skeleton Dance.” 

I would love for you to share any links to Halloween songs you have!

Have a great week!