I am so excited to be part of a big FALL blog hop with some awesome third grade teachers!! I love third grade, and LOVE fall! Living in Arizona I miss out on some of the amazing things that the rest of you have across the country, but we do like to pretend it starts to cool down here!
One of my favorite things about Fall is the creative writing that we are able to do! I work at a school where we don't really talk about Halloween, but I like to bring in pumpkins, scarecrows, bats and more! Plus, who doesn't love the beauty of the oranges, yellows and browns!
I love creating artwork that has to do with the month, or the season. I am inspired to create artwork this year like my heart and cross pieces from last year! To do this I am going to use a leaf from one of my many clip art sets and then have the students draw the lines. Then I will have them color their leaves in red, oranges and yellows. For the backgrounds I think I'll have them use browns so that way the leaves pop off the page.
Every year we have a Trunk or Treat event on our campus, so then I ask for candy to be brought in so we can use candy for math during the week after Halloween. Kids are excited about candy, and parents are eager to get it out of their houses, so I embrace it. We do a whole week's worth of activities using our Halloween candy! It is a blast, and then we can explore so many different ideas too.
To help you prepare for the craziness of Halloween I am giving away my Candy Math pack!! This will get you ready for the week and gives you a few different ways to use the candy that students will have with them anyways.
You won't want to miss out on this awesome giveaway that we have for you too!! Did you hear, we are giving away TWO gift cards! That means we will be picking TWO winners! You want to make sure that you enter the giveaway!! It will run from September 26 - 30, so make sure you enter before you miss it!
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