I have to start by saying that I LOVE Halloween. I always want to go all out and decorate my classroom in a spooky or creepy way. However, no matter how much stuff I cram into my class it never feels spooky enough. So instead of a ton of junk in my class cluttering it up, this year, I have chosen a few items I like a lot. Want to see what it looks like?
Here is the web I made for my door. Want one of your own? Well, I give you step by step instructions on my guest blog for Frogs, Bees and Under the Seas.
Curious as to what is behind the web? It is my new banner!
Don't you love it? I do. I contacted Stephanie from Parker's Prints and requested a Halloween banner. I have 2 other banners from her and she is always a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend her and her shop.
Here is a view with a solid background for a better look.
A closer view.
I've wanted to get rid of these by my students love them year after year, so I can't bring myself to give them away.
I picked up these cuties from the Target Dollar Spot. I kept 2 in Class A and 2 in Class B.
The small one holds these witch fingers that my students use to help them read, one word at a time, during guided reading.
While I was at Target I picked up some pencils, erasers and baggiesfor treats on Halloween. I think once I get the baggies done I will put them in the larger buckets. Right now they are just for decoration.
Let me not forget a Peanuts Halloween coloring books and stickers galore.
I also picked up some foam pumpkins, turkeys and fall leaves.
I am going to have the students decorate their own pumpkins and will save the turkeys for Thanksgiving. The fall leaves I put up on my seasonal bulletin board. Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures of this, and one other item, a black, sparkly, metal skeleton I got at Target last year. I will have to update this post at a later date with those pictures.
So like I said not very scarey but I do like the items I have in there. Next week I will share some of my students October work, so keep an eye out for some pumpkins and an appearance from that illusive Leave Man, who "goes where the wind blows. " :)