Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloweenish Sub Plans

Happy Halloween!

I hope everyone is enjoying themselves and had a great day today (we're a little damp up here :)

Yesterday I was out in the afternoon for some additional math training (ehh, it was okay. I learned some new things, but I'm not all that enamored with my program).

So I needed sub plans-which I hate to write (who's with me?).

I couldn't have the sub do a 'normal' literacy lesson, because we are starting a new theme, and I need to teach the strategy/skill to kick it off.

I wanted something that they could mostly do independently, that would review skills, and was also kind of fun.

Impossible, you say?

Nope! (Thank goodness for TPT-made some last minute purchases!)

I came up with (bought, laminated and prepped) a set of 3 task card rotations that covered skills we've been learning about recently, could be done mostly independent, and were fun.

I set them all out on the table, like this:
I have two sets of task cards from Teaching With a Mountain View- her Halloween Inferences (which was perfect because that was our last reading skill that we learned) and her Context Clues to Infer Character Traits (which we learned last week!)

I also had Spooky Sentences, which was a freebie I got through a recent blog hop and can't find the owner (even after looking through TPT :( (They didn't put their name on their paper! ;) It was a 3rd grade set, but it was still appropriate for my kids.

They had fun with it!

So no-fuss sub plans-print out some task cards for different centers and away you go!

And of course, it wouldn't be Halloween without a costume!

Sweater: JCP
Pants: Kohls
Shoes: Target

Add in some ears, and I was a gray and white bunny!

...with a tail ;)

Smiles and Sunshine,

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