Sharing my love of literacy

October 30, 2010

Halloween Party Day

Happy Halloween !
Happy Friday! I hope everyone had a fun filled day at school!
Good luck with all those little ghost and goblins... or as in our school's case.. storybook characters!
Here I am: 

The Mouse was a hit! 

October 16, 2010

Halloween Read Alouds

It is that time of year for my favorite Halloween books!!! 

Scaredy-Cat, Splat!by: Rob Scotton
First graders love this cat! I love they way they giggle when Splat is a scaredy cat! Here is another clever story about Splat! He wants to be the scariest cat on Halloween, but when the teacher tells a ghost story in the dark, Splat isn't so brave.
We are teaching text to self connections right now. This books lends itself well to talking about what scares kids. It also gets them talking about Halloween and their costumes.

Skeleton Hiccups by Margery Cuyler is a cute story!
A skeleton is bothered by hiccups and his friend Ghost tries to help him get rid of them.

One way I use this book with my students is to go on a word hunt because there are a lot of sight words in this book.

Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson is a cute story about some helpful animals who find "room on the broom" of a generous witch. This clever story has rhyme, repetitive text, the theme of cooperation, and beautiful illustrations.

Happy Reading!