Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Party Games ~ Enter At Your Own Risk!

Planning a Halloween classroom party for your kiddos can seem scary, but it doesn't have to be!  Pictured below are some easy, inexpensive, and FUN ideas to use.  Let the “fang-tastic” fun begin! 









I bought Halloween napkins and stapled 4 pieces of paper inside.  The students drew things that reminded them of Halloween on each page or wrote a spooky story. 




One of the favorite areas....decorating sugar cookies and "Swamp Juice"!
Swamp Juice ~ Grape Kool-aid & Orange Juice

Don't forget to play Halloween music to make "SPIRITS" bright! 

Bugs & Hisses, 
Amber 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Red Ribbon Week Idea ~ "Do NOT Get "Wrapped Up" in Drugs!

Our counselor asked us to participate in a Red Ribbon Week bulletin board contest.  My kiddos made our mummies, as in past years, but we tied it into the Red Ribbon Week theme.


The kiddos had to cut out a traced oval shape on black construction paper.  Then they glued on spooky eyes.  The fun part was gluing hand-ripped white construction paper on the head to make it look like cloth-wrapped mummies.  


Each student had their own unique way of wrapping their mummy heads!


 Here is a portion of our bulletin board displayed in our hallway.  If our plotter printer had cooperated, I would have made the title for our bulletin board much bigger!  

The project is quite simple to prepare, and the kids love it!  Give it a try!  
My bestie, Amber, gave me this idea of how to make these 
spooky mummies when I started teaching 5K!  Love it!

Enjoy!
Lu and Amber

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wordless Wednesday




We are just sharing a fun hands-on way to help teach your students to "POINT TO WORDS" while reading! 

HINT ~ when you are finished working with the kiddos...put the cards into a Ziploc bag to keep the marshmallows squishy!

 Grab this FREEBIE by clicking here!  

Thanks Bunches!
Amber & LuAnn

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Spidery Fun!

















I am going to KEEP CALM and attend the Wisconsin Kindergarten Association Conference this weekend.  I cannot think of a better way to enjoy a Saturday than spending time with Deedee Wills and other Kindergarten teachers!

Amber  

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Winner & PROUD Mama

The winner of the BBBB-BOO ready-made unit is Jenna!  E-mail us (5krocksblog@gmail.com) your address and we will send it in the mail ASAP.  

Thank you to everyone that commented.  
You are BOO~TIFUL!

Here is a video of my son reading the "I Can Read" board in my classroom. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

BOO~tylicious Mini Unit & Giveaway

BBBB-BOO Addition Unit








Bibbity Bobbity BOO!  We have a GIVEAWAY for you!  

We have copied, laminated, cut out, and bought little ghosts (from Target Dollar Spot) to go with this mini unit.  If you win...we will mail it to you in time to use with your students this SPOOKTACULAR school year.    

ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW OF YOUR FAVORITE OCTOBER THEME! 

We will pick a winner Sunday night!
Amber & LuAnn

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Brilliant Idea ~ Reminder ~ Giveaway...THAT'S ALL!

I. Am. Brilliant.   NO!  Just SHARING an idea that I had Saturday night at school creating my lesson plans and will save my blogging friends time! 

I found a digital paper on TpT that is free and I LOVE!
I chose the color of digital paper that I would like to use and copied onto a Word Doc...or PowerPoint 
Clicked on Wrap Text & In Front of Text
to make the digital paper bigger to fill the whole paper
Then....I printed it to our color copier at school!
Finally....I copied the 2 sheets back-to-back.
Let's see the difference...



I LOVE THIS SO MUCH MORE....Don't you!?!
I even used to different patterns of digital paper to make 2 sets.  Now they won't get mixed up! 
Stop by and check out our "Thematic Centers Linky"
by clicking RIGHT HERE!

We also LOVE to giveaway an item OF YOUR CHOICE from our TpT Shop.  All you have to do is leave a comment below and Monday night during THE VOICE we will pick a winner!  

Have a HAPPY Sunday!
Amber & LuAnn