For breakfast, I made the 'Ghost Toast' out of the Martha Stewart: Holiday: Halloween: Good Things magazine, page 37. To make it, cut ghost shapes out of bread with a cookie cutter. Spread each piece with butter, then sprinkle on cinnamon and sugar. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes, or until toasted.
The 'Unhuggables' set-up! Snakes and spiders and bats, oh my!
After Forest Friends, it was home to finish up today's homeschooling! Did I mention it was National Chocolate Cupcake Day? Oh, yes, I did. Well, it's worth mentioning again, don't you think? And what better way to celebrate it than by eating one?63. We gathered all of our broken bits of brown crayons and a muffin cup liner and set to work to make one big crayon.
After our celebration of National Chocolate Cupcake Day was done, we then started our study of National Popcorn Poppin' Month (Isn't food fun?) by completing the 'POP! Goes the Corn' experiment out of Science Fun With Peanuts and Popcorn by Rose Wyler, pages 36-37. For the same, you need 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil, 1 tablespoon of popcorn kernels, a frying pan, and a lid. First, add your oil to the pan, not yet heated. By the way, this was the first time I had ever popped corn in a pan like this. Wait for the fun that ensued ...
Then, add your tablespoon of popcorn kernels.
In addition to the above, we also:
After that, we completed a math activity (this week, we're covering Many/Few and More/Less) using a deck of cards (as seen in our Math Play book, page 96). I placed four number cards on the table and had her tell me which card represented 'More,' and which represented 'Less,' and so on. I continued to change out the cards until I felt the lesson was complete.
1. We completed our calendar activities, putting today's date up on the calendar, and discussing the month, what day of the week it is, what season, and what kind of weather we're having.
1. We completed the daily devotion out of our God and Me book, for today's date -- 'Worrying.' Then, we read 1 Peter 5:7 together.
National Chocolate Cupcake Day:
1. We read Cupcake by Charise Mericle Harper.
2. We read The Little Cupcakes by Anthony King.
3. For today's journal entry, I asked her, 'What would be most delicious on top of a chocolate cupcake?' She answered, 'A cherry!'
Kids Care Week:
1. We read The Berenstain Bears: Kindness Counts by Jan & Mike Bernstein.
National Popcorn Poppin' Month:
1. We read Popcorn! By Elaine Landau.
Eat Better, Eat Together Month:
1. We read Fruits by Emily K. Green.
2. We read Vegetables by Emily K. Green.
1. We read Shel Silverstein's poem, 'The One Who Invented Trick or Treat,' out of his Every Thing On It book, page 13.
2. We read Halloween by Mari C. Schuh.
3. We read Pumpkin Circle: The Story of a Garden by George Levenson. (This is a GREAT book!)
4. We read The Berenstain Bears and the Haunted House by Jan & Mike Bernstein.
5. We read Arthur's Halloween by Marc Brown.
6. We read Whooo's Haunting the Teeny Tiny Ghost? by Kay Winters.
7. We watched the Little Bear: Halloween Stories DVD that we borrowed from the library.
8. We listened to our Wee Sing for Halloween CD on the way to Forest Friends.
9. We watched the Shelly Duvall's Tall Tales & Legends: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow DVD that we borrowed from the library, in preparation for tomorrow's field trip.
10. We watched the Spongebob Squarepants: Halloween DVD that we borrowed from Netflix.
Letter Gg Review:
1. We read My "g" Sound Box by Jane Belk Moncure.
2. We looked at the Gg letter page we made last year to review words that start with G. We then looked at our picture dictionary under Gg.
3. We completed a dot-to-dot uppercase letter G and lowercase letter g.
4. We completed pages 18-19 of our Hooked on Phonics: Learn to Read Pre-K Level Workbook, which required her to color the uppercase G and lowercase g, and to identify the pictures in the group that begin with the g sound.
Tomorrow, we go back to the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta for our field trip to see 'The Headless Horseman of Silly Hollow.' We can't wait! Check back for pictures from the same, as well as ideas for a super-cute Halloween lunch!