Saturday, November 1, 2014

Halloween Fun!

So yesterday was Halloween.  I expected the day would be fully insane, which is was NOT. Shocking, I know! I sat my kids down early in the day and told them that I had all kinds of fun activities planned for them and that if they were crazy all day, we wouldn't have time to get to them all.  That worked.  Again, shocking.  I began my day by waking up at 4 am {did you see yesterday's post?}.  I got into my costume for book character dress up day!  I was Go Dog, Go!   My costume cost me $14.00!  I like to keep it inexpensive for dress up day because let's face it, I probably won't ever re-run my costumes and if I do, I will have to have a bank of about 10 to choose from first.  This year I won 1st place!  I got a Starbucks card and some candy!  Woo Hoo!

Here are some of my friends dressed up!  The third grade team was The Day the Crayons Quit.  Super cute!!!

So I put off getting the ingredients to make our annual "Witches Brew" {compliments of What the Teacher Wants} and so I had to go to Kroger yesterday at 7:00 a.m. in my costume {muzzle and all}. I made eye contact with no one and it was fabulous.  I could feel eyes on me throughout the whole store.  LOL!!

To make the brew, I first read the poem.  I then went through and underlined all the "creepy" things I'd be putting in.  Next, I re-read it and had kids echo me line by line.  As we read, I dumped the ingredients in and stirred.  I gave kids the individual copies and had them search for sight words with their crayon while I quickly scooped up baggies of the brew.  We enjoyed our brew during a movie later in the day!  We also had some orange Kool-Aid with it, which the kids were AMAZED by. Don't kids drink Kool-Aid these days?  I mean it was only 10 cents a pack.  I had sugar, and the water was free, so......that beats buying a jug of juice any day!   Let's ignore the amount of sugar in the Kool-Aid, though. I picked up some fun Halloween cups and straws from the Dollar Tree earlier in the month.  We watched Tom and Jerry's Halloween {keeping it old school...}.

 I even managed to squeeze in reading groups!  Can I get an "Amen!?"  We played a game from my "Boo to You" centers.

After school I had to rush out for an ortodontist appointment.  Always annoying.  I saw this jack-o-lantern on the counter and had to take a picture.  Very appropriate.  Apparantly the dr. makes them!! #putthatonEtsy

Alas, it was time for the trick-or-treaters!  40 degree temps and downpouring rain was awesome.  At least I had my coffee and cute pumpkin coozie from Miss Squirrels Shop to keep me warm!

Hope your Halloween was fab!  Happy November!  Have a great weekend!


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Congratulations on the win- so sooty about the lack of trick or treaters! At least you had Mr Wheeler there for support!
(Cute coffee BTW)
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