Autumn Fun with a Treat!

Friday, October 10, 2014

How is it possible that we are enjoying Autumn already?  Wasn't it just summer!?  I am still home enjoying the last few weeks of my little peanut. My Family Leave is coming to an end.  It won't be long before I am out the door at 6am and home by 5.   I head back to work right before Halloween.  I am not sure who will be more scared, the kiddos or me?   I haven't seen them or any of their work.  I left it to the leave replacement.  I figured why waste time and energy telling them how I would do things, when I will have to re-do it all!  Teaching special education is always a challenge, why not throw more into the mix and be a new mom too!   One of the push in support teachers called me and wanted to know if I had won the lotto so I could stay home,  because the class was CRAZY!  Just as I suspected.  So now I will enter the class with firm, routine activities and they will thrive on the "newness" and my excitement for meeting them and sharing all about my wee little one. 

Even though I have not been in the room, I have been sending in activities for the kiddos to do.  The recent one I sent with the Autumn Centers. This center set is really light on the prep..... basically no prep.  Some colored copies for table labels and desired math centers.  Straight cuts nothing fancy and all student response forms are black and white.

So since I created this set of centers, I thought it would be a good idea to ask the teacher taking over for me to takes photos.  Right, not to hard.... she did.  She took photos on an ipad that she couldn't figure out how to download and send them to me.  So the clever one took a picture of the ipad screen!  REALLY.... is this what I have to deal with.  I apologize in advance for the blurry and not so pretty pictures.  I can only imagine the mess that awaits me.   So here are some photos of photos of my class and our buddy class do Autumn centers.

The students did weighing measuring with unifix cubes, counters, and CANDY CORN too!

Everyone loves to paint.  So this group  is doing some pumpkin detail work.  The girls always love to be creative and draw/paint.  The boys always want to cut open the pumpkin.  But I tell them they have to use the details from the pumpkin to create a scene

Pumpkin Circumference  Students are working together to determine the circumference of this big 'ol pumpkin. 

(Don 't you love the lil Educlips kid heads?)

Also included but not photographed are writing centers that have students writing informational writing How to GROW a pumpkin and How a Pumpkins Grows!  More math activities with Autumn counting learning mats and student interactive  worksheets.

I am also sending this in for them to get started on too.  Hoping these little monsters will be little angles by the time I get there!  Otherwise we will not do anything fun.    I am actually secretly hoping that these activities give me rock star status with them and they will want more!  

PSSST... you made it all the way to the end!  Here is a little TREAT for you.  Enjoy and thank you for following me.  

1 comment:

  1. Wishing you all the best on your return to work - it sounds like it could be a whole lot scarier than Halloween!! Thanks for the freebie :)
    Special Teaching at Pempi's Palace


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