Sunday, 18 October 2015

Tricks & Treats: A Halloween Blog Hop and Giveaway!



Welcome to the Tricks and Treats Hallowe'en Blog Hop and Giveaway.  I am so glad you stopped by. We are each going to be sharing a helpful tip or idea to help with your Hallowe'en celebrations in the classroom.

My best advice is to KEEP IT SIMPLE!

In my experience in First Grade it is best to celebrate, but within your predictable routine.  We already know our children are beside themselves with excitement.  By enjoying fun Hallowe'en activities in the regular structure of the day your students get to celebrate,  but things are less likely to slip over the edge into chaos!

I love to use themed math and literacy centers leading up to Hallowe'en as well as incorporate as much Art as I can.

We created great paint chip Frankenstein's last year using green paint chips from the hardware store! For some reason I cannot find any pictures of my own student's work but here is the inspiration for the craft. The kids loved it, so I will be doing this craft with my first graders again this year.  It will probably accompany a piece of writing too!


In math we will be using my new Halloween patterning center this week as we wrap up patterning
As a special thank you for stopping by you can grab this Math Center FREEBIE to use with your students.  Students will look at each card and determine if it is a pattern or not and then place it on the sorting mat.  I have also included a recording sheet so students can record their work as they go.


There are so many great Hallowe'en books to pick from but these are a few of my favourites that I always share with my students.



Now for the exciting part!  In order to enter our giveaway and have a chance to win 1 of 4 TPT gift cards you will need to enter my secret word in the Rafflecopter.  Here is my secret word!




Now make your way to the next blog for another great tip and freebie!  Click on the ghost below to head to the next blog.  



You can also check out this set of Hallowe'en Math Centers to practice numbers to 30 if you are looking for more Center Activities.


Thanks for stopping by!  

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    1. You are welcome. Thanks for stopping by. Christina

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    1. He is pretty cute. I can't wait for this class to make them.

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  3. Love the paint chip Frankenstein and the patterning activity. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you. My students have enjoyed the patterning center as well. Thanks for stopping by! Christina

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  4. Thanks so much for the patterning freebie :) Loved it so much that I pinned it!
    Hugs!
    Michelle

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    1. Thanks for pinning it Michelle! We had a lot of fun with the center as well. I am glad you stopped by! Christina

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  5. Paint chip art? What a fantastic idea! Thanks!
    -Lisa
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    1. So simple but yet so cute! Thanks for stopping by. Christina

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  6. Great ideas! Happy Halloween and Blog Hop :-) Bryn

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    1. Thanks Bryn! Happy Hallowe'en to you too! Christina

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  7. How cute is that Frankenstein???!!!!!! Great post and freebie! I'll be using it with my kiddos for sure! Thanks so much!

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    1. I hope they love making them. I can't wait to see my first graders expressions when I show them what we are making. Thanks for stopping by. Christina

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  9. Your Frankenstein is adorable - I went and got some paint chips last night so that we can make them this week!!

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    1. That's great to hear. I hope your students love making them too. Thanks for stopping by. Christina

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  10. I just love your Frankenstein! He's too cute! Thank you for all the wonderful tricks and treats! Loved reading your post!

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