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Getting Spooky!

magicCan you believe Halloween is here already?  Where has the time gone!  I’ve really been enjoying the Halloween decorations I put up this year.  Here’s a quick peek……

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Why yes, that is a tiny shrunken caged Shriner!!

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My classroom is also decorated, thanks in big part to my most awesome assistants.  The kids (and staff!) enjoy the “spooky hallway – which in addition to being fun, provides lots of language opportunities for my special education students.

We have been doing a few Halloween related crafts in my class as well.  I find that craft activities can add so much to the learning experience for my special kids – we incorporate important life skills including following oral directions, completing a task, language development, interactions with peers, turn-taking, sharing, fine motor skills……… you get my drift…. all while having a great time and getting excited about learning.20131025_083156


In addition to the GLITTER(!!) spiderwebs the students made, they also made these amazing pumpkins… (kudos to Shelli, one of my assistants, for coming up with this project!!) 20131025_083601

The fabrics were left over from a Halloween Wreath I made a couple of years ago that now graces my front door.  Bonus – using stuff from my studio makes room for more goodies!!!

My Students also tried their hand at creating haunted houses!  Now this is how to teach using descriptive language!!20131025_084228


Happy Haunting, Everyone!!!!



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