The Montessori method offers such a wide range of amazing experiences for children.
Students are to complete the story: One Halloween my friends and I were going trick-or-treating in our neighborhood. Down the street from us was an old deserted house that everyone thought was haunted.
My mother said, "Don't you dare go near that house! We went to the house and rang the bell. There was no answer. We tried the door. It was unlocked, so we entered the house. The door slammed behind us and Students are to complete the story.
They may also generate Halloween words before writing or be given a list of words to include during or after the story is written.
The stories may be shared with other classes and prizes awarded for the most creative endings. You may want to require a minimum length for the story depending on the age and abilities of the students. Students generate a class list of Halloween words.
They write a Halloween story using the words. Stories are shared and students see how everyone used different approaches using the same basic vocabulary. Inside the web I put 4x6 cards with writing ideas.
For example-write a menu for Road Kill Kafe; write a recipe for Witches' Brew; Creature Feature-devise a devious plot for a play or TV show, write the script, act it out; Monsters in the News-you are a reporter sent to cover a riot in Ghoulsville-write the story and illustrate; Monster House-design a monster house and write the copy to sell the real estate; Write a Position Wanted newspaper ad selling yourself for a job-list all qualifications and the horrible position you are looking for.
There lots more that you can think of to add. I post their finished products around the perimeter of the board. Make a ghost by blowing up a large balloon and place a white sheet or other white fabric over it. Use a black permanent marker to make face features or cut the eyes and mouth out of black felt or construction paper and attach those.
Use white string to hang the ghost. Scary Halloween movies are The best trick I ever played on Halloween was If i could make a magic brew, it would Halloween should not be banned because Halloween has been canceled because In the yearHalloween will be If I could trick-or-treat on the internet, I would go to Use a large glass jar, the big fat pickle jars are best for this.
Paint the jar orange with poster paint, then add eyes and other features using black electrical tape. Put a candle in it and you have a pretty jack-o-lantern to set in the window. I bring in a real pumpkin and place it on a high stool in the front of my classroom so all the children can see it.
I then ask them to tell me what it looks like. As they rattle of responses, I write their describing words directly onto the pumpkin using permanent black marker. The students then write their own sentences describing their big, round, orange pumpkin! Paint features on characters, and cut out small holes for the eyes.
Line the figures up against a wall, then use a strand of orange or white twinkling lights for the eyes. Write in glitter glue pen or letter cut outs. Cut out orange pumpkins and write each child's name on one. Tape them to the black paper on the door.Other Links: Although the activities are geared more to the preschool age group, adding one or two less challenging activities when learning the letters can be a welcome break for the kids and can be given as a bonus activity for those who finish their work early.
I have been doing this farm activity for preschool for a long time but I wanted to refine it and make it more visually enticing for my students. Calming Glitter Jars for Mindfulness and Relaxation We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to attheheels.com and affiliated sites.
The day has come for the Letter C preschool Activities! I know, you were eagerly awaiting them, right?!
;) If you are following along with the series, we are on the third week and the third letter! Find links to the other posts at the bottom of this one. Each of these preschool letter packs include pages of activities related to that letter. Preschool bible stories are the best start in teaching little hearts about God's word.
The best way to introduce a Preschool Bible Lesson is with a story, and the best way to start this off is with an activity..
There are many sites available on the Internet that can offer this. These engaging, hands-on name activity ideas will help preschool kids begin to learn the alphabet by first focusing on the letters in their own name.
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