Every year I make these adorable black cats. They’re super simple, but I think they’re so effective with their bright eyes!
With the Grade ones, I always give them tracers to cut out the body and head (head’s a little smaller).
Then I fold over coloured paper and draw an eye shape on each one. They then cut out the double eye. You’d laugh if you could have seen how many kids found that concept oh so difficult to understand — ha ha!
They cut triangles for ears and more black construction paper for whiskers. Then they draw on their cute little nose and mouth with chalk.
The only tricky part is the tail. I’m sure you’re all familiar with how to make those funky spiral tails, but if not, you can see how in the pics.
After reading a book about how pumpkins grow and watching a pumpkin video, the kids worked in groups to write/draw everything they know about pumpkins. They love this activity and afterwards I always get them to share with the class.
We also practiced our sight words yesterday using foamy Halloween stickers and chalk. This idea comes directly from First Grade WOW!
But not only that, Cheryl also gave me a copy of one of her math games:
Okay, I’m outa here. We’re watching “Revolution”. If you haven’t seen this new TV show, check it out! It’s amazing!