10 little witches marching in a parade, they marched all night and they marched all day….anyone hear that song? Or maybe 5 little pumpkins sitting on a gate. The first one said…? Yes, it has been that time of year in the classroom. We try not to overdo it on Halloween, but the songs are so fun and the crafts are so cute. I’ve tried to mix the conversations with lots of talk of fall, leaves, and pumpkins as well. The kids are talking more about costumes, but they are busy working as well.
I know many of you have seen our scarecrow. We forgot to name him, but he is lounging on the bench on our front porch if you have not had a chance to see him. This was our first attempt at making one. He looks a little sleepy, but otherwise, he’s pretty cute. Just their size! If anyone has a pair of rain boots that have a loop at the top that you can no longer use, I will take them! Maybe we can tie those on better than regular shoes.
Our pumpkin carving was exciting! First, we voted on the face. A “scary face” won! Then the next day we(I) carved. The kids helped get the gooey, slimy seeds out. They were amazed at how thick the pumpkin was. Then I carved the face as the children watched. On Halloween, we lit the candle and let it burn all morning. The afternoon children bobbed for apples. This is always fun, but a little difficult for those missing teeth (of which we have two at the moment)! Just an added challenge! They all did great!
I look forward to meeting with you all in the next few days.
Fall Fandango is coming up next week! It’s NOT too late to get your tickets! The kids have a BLAST! Jester King is such a great location. The weather is looking to be clear and cool, perfect for a night of dancing, eating, and fun! I will be there with my daughter (although I’m sure I won’t see her the entire time) and I hope to see you all there! Each class will have a special art project they have created, so I’m sure you wouldn’t want to miss seeing ours! We’ll be busy making it this week.