I am back! This past month has been such a blur! I admit that I had grand plans of checking in and sharing, but life has once again gotten in the way. In addition to all things school, daughter #1, who is LOVING middle school, has had quite a busy schedule. She added choir to her daily schedule (which means a loss of a study hall and WAY more homework), and she joined yearbook club and art club. Also, in addition to her regular ballet classes, she auditioned for The Nutcracker and is a Russian dancer. PHEW! Thank goodness daughter #2 is not that busy yet (just Girls Scouts now since the soccer season ended) or we would never be home!
Okay...on to school...
We have been incredibly busy in our classroom. Here are a few of the projects that we worked on this month.
First, we made these Batty Number Collections.
To go along with our number collections, we read a book from Reading A-Z about Bats. If you have not heard about Reading A-Z, you need to check it out! There are so many amazing downloadable books for every level of reader. After reading the book, we then wrote about what we learned and created these adorable bats using this FREEBIE from A Cupcake for the Teacher.
Here's how ours turned out. Wish I had a better picture.
My students created cinquain poems about autumn which they wrote on pumpkin patterned paper. We mounted them on construction paper and added leaves from The Dollar Store. LOVE that place!
Continuing on with poetry, my students wrote an acrostic poem about autumn for the bulletin board outside the classroom.
I have added this page to my TpT store as a freebie, so if you think it might benefit your students, please download!
I am very pleased with all that we accomplished in the last month, but I am also excited to move on to some holiday activities! I've got some great things planned. More on that in the coming weeks!