Sunday, October 5, 2014

Halloween Fun with a Language Arts Twist!

As teachers (and magicians) we are always trying to squeeze so much learning into each and every day but at the same time we want the kids to have fun. We do this by incorporating art and games into our learning activities.

This week while teaching our first graders about nouns and verbs we added in some Halloween fun by having them write and illustrate Halloween poems.  First we read the "Dogs Bark" poem from our Halloween Poetry Activity packet on TPT to review nouns and verbs. Then we introduced the noun and verb word cards from the packet.
We wrote one poem together using the "Dogs Bark" (noun, verb) format and then each child successfully completed their own poem!

To purchase our Halloween Poetry packet click here or visit our TPT store.

Later in the day we used the Halloween noun cards again for another writing activity!  This time we talked about adjectives and added color words to our pocket chart.

Our kids had previously written and illustrated an Eric Carle inspired class book called Yellow Bee, Yellow Bee (We are the Busy Bees!) and they loved reading it over and over! For this book, each child completed a page for our Purple Spider, Purple Spider class book!  We are sure it will be another class favorite!

To get this Spooky Halloween Class Book FREEBIE click here or visit our TPT store.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!