Sunday, October 30, 2011

Day of the Dead

I love Day of the Dead art!
Love, love, love it!

The Day of the Dead, is celebrated on November 2nd.
It is cultural celebration to remember our loved ones.
I'll write more later, for now I just wanted to share some things I've been preparing for our next unit of study, el Día de los Muertos.
Hopefully this will inspire you to make some of these fun projects :)

I found some really cute chocolate molds,
and decided to make some yummy chocolate lollipops for my students.

 Every year I make sugar skulls, with my lil' helper of course.
They are super easy to make, just be sure to follow directions.
The first year I made them I tried to get a wet sand consistency, but, well... let's just say,
I had to make another batch.

After you get the right consistency, (damp sand, not wet and soggy),
you just pat the sugar mixture into the mold.
Please note:  If little hands help, expect to have sugar on the counter,
on the floor, on clothes....  but hey, she had fun!

 This is a close up of the mold and voilá, our sugar skulls!
They need to dry for about 12 hours on a piece of cardboard.

Feliz Día de los Muertos :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Halloween Surprise

There are so many great Halloween chants out there!
For ELD this week we are focussing on Halloween vocabulary words.
This is a definitely a favorite :)
A Halloween Surprise

Monday, October 24, 2011

Halloween Mini-Book

This is a mini-book we'll use this week
to practice High Frequency Words:  yo, veo, un, una
Halloween Book English

Halloween Book Spanish

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Halloween Chant

I love Halloween!
Kids love Halloween!
Dressing up, decorating, free candy, what's not to love?

A couple of my colleagues and I made this fun
ABC Halloween chant.

Hope you enjoy :)
Vampiro y Fantasma

Friday, October 14, 2011

Mystery Reader

Today we had our first Mystery Reader visit our classroom!
I gave my students a hint every day to see if they could guess who would visit us and read us a story.

Emma's mom, Ms. Benitez, was our Mystery Reader.
She attended this same elementary school as her daughter and graduated from U.C.L.A.

After reading:
several students wanted to also visit the moon. 
What a great way to introduce the idea about becoming astronauts.

Thank you again Ms. Benitez for reading us a great story!

I first saw this fun idea at 
Caffeinated Conclusions
Check out Mrs. Noble's awesome blog if you haven't already :)

For more information about Mystery Readers,
check out the information below.
I would love to hear any comments :)

Mystery Reader

Mystery Reader Sp