Friday, October 17, 2014

How We Celebrate Halloween!

Welcome to the Halloween Blog Hop. I am thrilled to linking up with some of my favourite bloggy friends! We decided to focus our blog posts on "How We Celebrate Halloween" in our classrooms. 


I teach in a very multicultural school and I have many students that do not celebrate Halloween. So we try to keep it low key and still have fun at the same time. Halloween Day is always a spirit day at my school. Students are encouraged to wear black and orange or to wear a costume.

We usually have an assembly and our kindie friends do a parade through our classrooms. We have a small party in the afternoon, where students can sample our WITCH'S BREW. 

WITCH'S BREW is super easy to make. I ask that each child bring in a drink of some kind (i.e. pop, juice, water). Then we take turns dumping the drinks into our witches cauldron and then we mix them up. It always amazes me how much they love it! Personally I think it's pretty GROSS!!!

 Because I have so many students that don't celebrate  Halloween, I do a variety of monster activities throughout the weeks leading up to Halloween.  



One of our favourite monster books is "Go Away Big Green Monster" by Ed Emberley. We then make our own Big ______ Monster books. They are a little tricky to make, but, they always turn out really cute and the kids have a blast making them.



Another favourite activity is our Monster Math Centres.



These Monster Math Centres cover six different areas: patterning, sorting, counting, addition, measurement and geometry. Each centre has a fun Monster name, i.e. GeoMonster, Monster Sorts, Monster Parts.

 Everything you need is included in this pack. Tracking sheets, Centre Signs, Name Tags, and instructions. Take a look at some of the activities in this pack.





Thanks for stopping by and checking out what I do to celebrate Halloween in my classroom! Click HERE or on the picture to get a free sample of my Monster Math Centres. I'd love for you to leave feedback and to follow me on TPT.


Don't forget to enter our giveaway!
Make sure you check out how all my bloggy friends celebrate Halloween.



Sunday, October 12, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my Canadian Friends! 
We actually celebrated last night, since my parents are heading out on a trip today. We had an amazing dinner cooked by my amazing mother. Turkey, stuffing, brussel sprouts cooked in maple syrup, rolls, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes, and beet coleslaw. Oh and I can't forget the cranberries!! my favourite! 

It was so yummy. Thanksgiving can't be Thanksgiving without our traditional turkey hats.

 Anna and her Aunt Kitty (Caileigh) enjoying their meals.

 My cute Turkey!

Aunt Kitty and Lizzy entertaining us after our meal.


I have gotten together with some of my favourite Canadian bloggy buddies to bring you a one day only sale, to show you how thankful we are for you! 


Use the links below to check out all the amazing sellers participating in this sale.



Happy Thanksgiving!!


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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Introducing the Primary Pack!






I am so excited and blessed to have the opportunity to work behind the scenes with the fabulous bloggers of The Primary Pack! We are collaborating to bring you a rainbow of ideas! Make sure you follow along to grab a bunch of colorful freebies, as well as enter our giveaway with $300 worth of prizes!

http://theprimarypack.blogspot.com/

Hi! Welcome to my page. As you can see I've taken a little time off from blogging. I've had an interesting back to start to the school year. But, I think I'm ready to get going once again. 

If this is the first time you've been to my page, my name is Emily and I am blogging from Emmy Mac's Class. I am an Ontario teacher who tends to hoard pens and tape. What can I say? I also love the colour orange. When I was little I refused to wear any other colour. (Can you tell that I'm Canadian yet? Really, I do know how to spell :) )

 This is my 6th year teaching Grade One, but I have been teaching for 12 years now! I have taught every grade from Kindergarten to Grade 8. But, first grade is where my heart is. I love my little firsties!





I have been married to my husband Adam for, 11 years on SATURDAY (October 4th)!!!! I wonder if he will remember??? In all honesty, he is my best friend. If he puts up with the September grumpies, he must be pretty amazing.




I am also super lucky to be the mother of two little girls. We have a hard time getting a family picture. Can you tell?


 
Here is another attempt at a family picture. Where's Adam?

 This is Lizzy on the first day of first grade!


 This is Anna, all prettied up for her surgery, nothing major. But we need something to keep her mind off the fact she was starving.


To celebrate our new collaborative adventure, The Primary Pack is hosting a giveaway with tons of fabulous prizes!






Enter the rafflecopter below for a chance to win!

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AND here's my "colourful" freebie! Just click on the image!



Hop along to meet our other bright bloggers and to grab a rainbow of freebies!


 Thanks for stopping by!

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