It's the second installment of For the Love of Learning with Jess and we are sharing our classroom Halloween decorations! Now, both our schools don't permit Halloween themes as in mystical creatures and scary concepts but that doesn't mean we can't get creative and still have the feel of Halloween present!
I like to go heavy on the pumpkins and light on the spiders (which I haven't even shared yet with my class- next week!) so be prepared for pumpkin palooza.
We did a leaf curriculum at the begin of October and I couldn't not share it. We went on a Nature walk around the school grounds and collected leaves. I tried labeling/naming all the leaves we found but didn't recognize a few (any leaf whiz's out there?) Then we used the leftover leaves in a collage- you can't tell from this picture but they are glued onto a tree form.
My favorite way to learn, through reading!!
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything//The Runaway Pumpkin//Let It Fall//Pumpkin Countdown//I Like Pumpkins//Grow a Pumpkin Pie! with Cards (My First Hello Reader!)//Five Little Pumpkins (Harper Growing Tree) Affiliate links used. A small commission may be received if you purchase an item through my links. Thank you for supporting my blog!
We painted pumpkins and then the paint decided to flake (DONT use tempura paint) but they still look so cute sprinkled throughout the room.I added Halloween stickers to the Writing Center and added some paper pumpkins the kids can cut out also practicing fine motor skills.
Our easel is cranking out pumpkins like crazy! **Did you notice them hanging around the window and trellis display?**
And my favorite pumpkin threaders (click to go to DIY post)
And added some googly eyes to the collage materials for free art.
And the last touch, felt pumpkins (click to go to DIY post) in the water table.
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