Today was our last day for Halloween discussion. We got out with a bang. All the children come to school dressed in their great costumes. We had a boxer, a Storm Trooper, rabbit, ballerina, football player, Tinkerbell, fairy, Minnie Mouse, Batman, Cinderella, witch, princess, and skeleton. (I don't have pictures, I'm very leery of posting children's pictures, sorry.)
All the children did very well. They all arrive at school with their costumes on. I am a big jack-o-lantern, and my aide was Tigger--they get a kick out of this. After everyone has arrived we march in a parade for our moms, dads, grandmoms, grandpops, aunts, uncles, etc. They did a pretty good job this year. I only had one shy one.
After the parade we put on a little "show." We were able to learn a total of five songs and fingerplays for the program. It's amazing, when practicing I think the neighbors could have heard us, but time for the show and we have trouble getting above a whisper. They really did well though--these are some of the best "singers" I have had in a few years. After the program we change into our regular clothes, family members go home and we finish out our day.
This week we made those beautiful glitter spider webs from Raising Creative and Curious Kids. Pop on over to this site to see how to make these great webs. Thanks for the great idea--they were gorgeous--I love glitter. We also made the skeletons from the silly styrofoam skeleton post. I even tried out my husband's skeleton song with them--it's not like it's stuck in my head or anything.
Wishing everyone a wonderful, safe, and spooky Halloween!
Here are a couple of books that I found for the craft. The first one and the one I read is "The Itsy Bitsy Spider," by Iza Trapini. This story basically begins as the fingerplay, but takes the spider on a few more adventures until he finds his home.