Saturday, November 3, 2018

Happy Halloween

     Holidays are always a treat here at SMART START. Halloween is a time filled with pumpkins, jack-o-lanterns, costumes, trick-or-treating and more. Come along on our Halloween journey here at school!


     October is here! Proud pupils held up the monthly banner while showcasing costumes.


     Halloween Happenings were in full effect at our book display!  Decorated tastefully with scarecrows,  jack-o-lanterns, spiders and more.. preschoolers pulled up a chair and enjoyed themed books!
     




     Miss Francesca sported Little Red Riding Hood while using the Big Bad Wolf puppet to assist her storytelling.  Our young learners sat wide eyed and listened intently to this rendition of the classic tale. In full Halloween spirit, the children wore costumes, too!


     
     Our library featured a wide assortment of Halloween books. Go Away Big Green Monster has always been a class favorite in years past and was joyfully welcomed back again! Our interactive pupils added the pieces to our green monster hand puppet as they quoted lines from the story. 



  

     Classmates gathered outside for a fun and spooky Halloween story with Miss Francesca.  All wore costumes and circled around the festive dΓ©cor. We are always grateful to learn in our outdoor classroom and for beautiful fall weather.


     
     

     With the help of our eager designers, we created a thrilling scene. Props included: hay bales, pumpkins, leaves, large spider webs and spiders. Jeepers creepers! Friends posed and played and looked as adorable as ever.  What a fa-BOO-lous job!




     Artists anticipated the bat pumpkin project. They followed a series of simple step-by-step directions to create a spectacular decoration!


  • Step 1 - paint pumpkins black πŸ–Œ
  • Step 2- cut white and black paper for teeth and wings ✀
  • Step 3 - attach teeth and wings once dry using glue πŸ¦‡
  • Step 4 - added glitter and eyes(used hot glue gun with teacher assistance) πŸ‘€
  • Step 5 - bring home and show family and friends 😁








     Fine motor skills, color identification and fun was had by all while peers colored in festive coloring books and engaged in conversations.



     The outdoor clubhouse is a delightful spot during any season to read and spend time with friends!


     SMART START had a SPOOK-tacular party!  The children fashioned many costumes. To name a few were: a unicorn, hotdog, fire engine, tinkerbell, squirrel, princesses etc. They paraded throughout our classrooms trick-or-treating and filling goody bags. We played a variety of games including outdoor ring toss, pin the stem on the jack-o-lantern and musical chairs! Halloween party-goers indulged in plenty of goodies! A special thank you to the students and families for bringing treats to share.








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Hope you and your families had a fun and safe Halloween.  Thank you for allowing your child (ren) to participate in our festivities here at school!  Always a pleasure!


   πŸ’š Mary and Francesca πŸ’š