Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween Fun

Well, October has gotten away from me.  Busyness has taken over and time is flying.   At any rate, here's a recap of my Halloween season in a nut shell.

First and Second graders had fun with "centers" where they practiced rhythms and melodic notation using manipulatives and technology.  They enjoyed working together in small groups and rotating through 4 different activities.

"Witch, Witch" was a huge favorite this season among all grade levels.  We played several times each class period for a couple of weeks.  All children were given a penny to act out the song, and the student who wore the witch hat was the soloist for that round.  Little did they know, while the kids were having fun playing, I was given the opportunity to assess each child in their singing skills.

This year, for my school's Fall Festival, my 1st and 2nd Graders presented the musical, SQUIRM!  Though I approached it with a minimalistic attitude with respect to costuming and set design, the kids had a blast and performed really well.  It was a big hit among the families to see their little one's on stage.

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