Sunday, October 25, 2009
Planning for this WILD WEEK!
the week before. . .Halloween!
I don't get into Halloween a lot. I have worn a witches' costume before.
I painted "I'm Bats sbout BOO. . .KS" on an orange sweatshirt with a bat and ghost painted on many years ago, and wore it many years.
I have accumulated several cute Halloween ceramic and wooden decorations that I took to my classroom last week. I almost put them back in the box, thinking we don't need any more distractions, but the students and aides all got very excited, so they are very beautifully displayed in my classroom.
The students are hoping that I'll put some of the items in my treasure box, but Mr. Hammock says No.
So, tonight, at Wal-Mart, I picked up a few really cute, dollar items and a roll of tickets. I'm going to start giving out tickets, and let the aides give out tickets, too, for a drawing on Friday. And, I'll continue the concept with other weekly or monthly drawings.
I also bought a new Witches' hat with feathers on it.
Tomorrow, at the beginning of our reading time, after going over each group's vocabulary and spelling words, and setting the stage for the books, I am going to read aloud:
Wild About Books,
Click, Clack, Moo: Cows that Type (which is the story in the gen. ed. 2nd grade reader for this week, and I have the actual book)
I have one IEP meeting tomorrow, 3 on Tuesday, and several more that I need to get ready for and schedule.
All of the students, except ones who did not make 80 for their conduct grade on their report card, are going to the Pumpkin Patch on Friday, so I will be staying at the school, with those who do not get to go.
I will just have to remember the days that I went as a Mom and as a Girl Scout Leader!
Happy Halloween Week
to all of you!
I hope it's not too wild!