On Saturday, I wrote all about the natives bein' restless and what I'm doin' in my class to keep them motivated...check it out here. This week I planned many Fall/Halloween centers and ditched any assessments that we might normally have. We will get back to our normal routines after the time has changed, all the sugar is out of their bloodstream, and their brains magically appear back in their heads. I might need to be checked into the looney bin for this, but we are doin' "must-do" activities instead of structured centers this week. THEY, the natives, LOVE this because they get to work at their own pace, choose what they want to work on first, and check it off a checklist. I'll keep my comments to myself about how I feel, considerin' it was my bright idea to introduce them to this way of thinkin' last year.
Tried it Awesomeness #1: Wearin' crazy Halloween stuff while usin' task cards.
Found these at the Dollar Tree for $1 a piece.
I won these awesome History of Halloween Questions and QR Codes from
Jeanette at Third Grade Galore. As always, the kids love doin' QR codes, so this was perfect!
Tried it Awesomeness #2: Readin' with flashlights
Readin' their scary stories with flashlights(Joanne's idea and another one of my "MUST go to Dollar Tree" late at night adventures). Some of them were entirely too scary for me. I'm wimpy!
More scary story readin'!
They read so much their lil' eyes bulged out of their eye sockets.
Tried it Awesomeness #3: Character Pumpkin Book Reports
The Adventures of Captain Underpants
I can't even take it..so stinkin' cute! Check out the underpants!
The Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz
Don't you just love him? So fun and creative with metallic paint and a sequined heart.
Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief
Splat the Cat What Was That?
Nerds: National Espionage Rescue and Defense Society
SkippyjonJones in Mummy Trouble
Harold and the Purple Crayon
So adorable and teeny tiny...just like Harold!
Be sure to check out the rest of the Tried It Tuesdays on Holly's blog.