Today is also the first day of my Fall Break. Our quarter ended on Friday so I have a week to catch up on all of my negelected piles of work, and have some time to surf without feeling too guilty;)
I am getting together all of my October literature, math centers, and art projects. There are so many great ideas out there and I love looking at Pinterest and other blogs for inspiration.
One activity that I like to do every year is a little Pumpkin/Riddle craft. Second graders love riddles, and my October riddle books are so worn out from all the little hands over the years. I created a pumpkin template and some cute little ghosts. Write the joke on the pumpkin, and the answer on the ghost. Make a slit in the top of the pumpkin and pull the ghost through.
To top it off I made a little printable book that has riddles and answers. You could print them for each child or just a few copies for your class library. I made everything in black and white to save on colored ink!
Now I am off with my two daughters to do one of my favorite things.....Thrift Store shopping for Halloween Costumes!! Have a great first day of October!!