Wednesday, October 10, 2012


Here are the pics I promised you of the spider glyph.  Enjoy!  I also added a few pics of the torn apples we made with our apple unit.  We labeled the parts of the apple after we had fun tearing up the paper.

Click HERE if you did not catch the FREE spider glyph the first time!  :)

Monday, October 8, 2012

Crafty weekend and a Freebie!

I loved having a long weekend!  I feel like I got a lot accomplished with my time off and I finally got to make some of my Halloween pins from Pinterest.  Check out the pics below!

This was a candle holder I had that I filled with various Halloween and Fall candies and stuck a few fake twigs in the jar.  

This sits on my buffet table.  I put a few fake mini pumpkins and gourdes in the bottom of the hurricane vase, then filled with various fake Fall flowers and fake twigs.

I used pumpkins as my pots for the mums this year.  I cut a small hole in the bottom of the pumpkin so the water can drain out.  

I painted 2 of the pumpkins with spray paint, flat black and a metallic silver.  I bought wooden letters and painted them black and orange.  Then I used the round foam brush to dab the dot of glittery paint.  I hot glued the letters to the pumpkins.  I do not have the pumpkins attached, they so far are stacked on top of one another and kind of leaning against the post on my steps.  So far so good!

This is the front of my house so far.  :) for the Freebie!  I created a spider glyph that my class did last Thursday.  It was the end of the week for us so I did not have time to put it up yet.  I will post pictures of them tomorrow.  They turned out super cute and the kids loved the questions of the glyph.  This was a great way to end our week of spider fun!

Click on the picture below to get the freebie.  :)

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Pumpkin Patch Kids

I can't believe Fall is here and it is time to start thinking about all things Halloween.  I don't know about other parts of the country but here in Southern Illinois it went from wonderful weather to Winter cold weather over night.  I miss the Summer weather already!  I have been busy creating a Pumpkin Packet to add to our stations.  The kiddos get so excited when they get new items to add to their stations.  Click HERE to check out the Pumpkin Packet on TPT.  Hope you enjoy it!  Leave some feedback and let us know what you think...remember you get credits with TPT when you leave feedback.  ;)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Apple of My Eye!

WOW!  We had so much fun learning about apples!  The kids really got into learning about apples and becoming little scientists.  I had some help this year from the wonderful Wild About Teaching Blog.  Check out the free mini unit HERE.  I had a wonderful parent helper who was willing to come in and get sticky with us.  We made our Apple Rice Krispie Treats and let me tell you they were sticky and fun.  The kids loved it and got super excited and crazy when they figured out they got to mold and eat their versions of apples.  I was wondering how they tasted with the Jello mixed in, but it was delightful.  Click HERE to get the recipe.  I have pictures to add to this post but for some reason I am having a hard time getting them off my camera today.  I was using my old camera because my newer camera's memory card is full and I HATE deleting pics.  I have a serious problem.  I'm so afraid that my pictures will get destroyed even though I know they are one my camera, a memory stick, and like 5 other places.

Rice Krispie Apples

I'm working on some October fun stuff to put up soon.  This week we are learning about spiders and I'm creating a spider glyph to share with everyone.  I should have it up tomorrow.

I hope your October is off to fabulous start.  Please be sure to share this post and spread the word.  :)