What a SPOOK-TACULAR week in YK!!! We celebrated the holiday in style!! We kicked off the week by making Ghost Foam! We mixed up shaving cream and basking soda and it formed such a cool fluffy and cold mixture and we turned them into silly ghosts. The boys absolutely loved squishing this mixture in their hands and making different shapes with it. We also read The Halloween Hustle and danced the hustle once the book was over. We sang all of our favorite Halloween songs and had such a fun time dancing and singing around on the carpet. Next, we worked on our fine motor skills by making marshmallow mummies. The boys had to glue mini marshmallows to a mummy face and stick on sticker eyes. These spoooooky creations had everyone giggling. We also read There Was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Pumpkin and the boys were enthralled in the story the whole time. Thursday was filled with celebration! We decorated foam pumpkins with our SK buddies and watched The Great Pumpkin. On Friday, we wrapped up our Down on the Farm unit with a classic Hoe down. The boys could not have looked more precious in the farmer attire. We got to listen to Mr. Hancock play the fiddle and participated in such fun centers. We made caramel apples, danced, bobbed for apples, had a bean bag toss, and herded balloon animals with pool noodles pretending to be farmers wrangling up our stray animals into their pens. It could not have been a more perfect and fun ending to one of our favorite units. We also have filled up our “pom pom jar” with pom poms so we got to celebrate our great behavior with a pizza party! Talk about a FUN FILLED week! In centers this week we played several festive games and focused on growing our gross motor skills. We had a mummy bucket toss with black ping pong balls, a witch’s hat ring toss, a jack-o-lantern bean bag toss, mummy bowling, and pin the head on the skeleton! The boys couldn’t have had more fun competing in these centers and grew in coordination each day. We had an amazing week of celebrating and learning and look forward to kicking off our Camping unit on Monday!!
Young Knight Teacher