Friday, October 30, 2009

Last Minute Halloween Printables!

Well, it's almost here...Halloween! Yikes! Do you have enough candy? Is your costume ready? Are your kids costumes ready? Do you have your treat bags ready for the kids? Here is a good idea , make  your kids "loot" bag out of an old pillow case! Just let the kiddo's decorate it and "Bam!" or "Boo!" you've got a huge bag to carry all that yummy candy in! Plus it won't break !

Here are a few last minute Printables I've found for you! You could use them in your classroom or just have some on hand when the Grand-kids stop by! Print all of them and you could make a little gift book for your youngkins!

Halloween Jack - o' - Lantern Coloring Page:

Halloween Sign of Spider Webs Coloring Page:
Halloween Bats Coloring Page:
Treat Kids to Fun Coloring Page:
Halloween Message Game Coloring Page:
Stand Up Witch Coloring Page:
Have "Spook"-tacular Halloween! ;)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Scholastic Marketing

Hi Y'all!

Yes, if you didn't already know, I am a southerner! I just received this advertisement from Scholastic and No, I am not a paid spokesmen for the product. But, I have used Similasan before and by Joe, it Works! Finally an over-the-counter medicine for Ear-aches! Some of you may not know about it, so that is why I've posted it.

My daughter gets ear infections every time she gets a cold! We all hoped she would grow out of this, but she hasn't yet. She just turned "13" and guess what... she had a to go to the Doctors ON her birthday! Bless her heart! Making the big "13" , becoming a real teenager and being sick was not exactly what she had in mind! It was not her idea of a very good birthday present!

Turns out she had a Sinus infection, which also turned into an Ear infection! Thank heavens for the medication and the Similasan. It really helped with the pain and for that I was extremely happy! So was she....Bless Her Heart! :)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Monster's Everywhere!

I am so excited about my favorite book, "Where The Wild Things Are", being turned into a movie! I have loved that book , since I started teaching Pre-K at the young age of 18! Oh yeah, that was a long time ago! ;)

I even used the book for a class project, during my short college days. The class was Voice and Diction, the project was to show the use of inflection in speaking. We had to choose an article or something and read it out loud, using what we had learned. What a prefect book for that! The book was a hit and I got an A! :)

It was the scariest thing I had ever done, at the time! Standing up in front of a classroom full of people, was not something I was very good at! I had to put in ALL that inflection and emotion to get the grade! I felt like a big goof-ball! But we get older and life throws us other scary kids and husbands!

So in honor of the Movie, "Where The Wild Things Are" here are some great links for totally awesome craft ideas and lesson plans!

United Teaching Discoveries

Fantasy Jr.

Preschool Education

Small Step

Making Learning Fun

Make Everyday A "Child's Play" Kinda Day!


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Halloween Fun Ideas

I received this update from my ALL time favorite magazines, Family Fun today! One of my "Parents" (Mom of a child I taught) gave me a subscription to them years ago and I've been a faithful follower ever since!

This week one of their videos is how to make Spooky Decorations! The first one is "Witch Crash!" It is so easy and quick! I'm going to give it a try soon to follow! If you do it as well, send me a photo and I'll post it on the blog! ;)

So sorry, I removed the video because it changed from the Witch Crash to something else! Too Sad! :(

If you have friends you think would be interested in this blog, please feel free to pass it on!


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Today Is The Day!

Yes, It truly is! My first post on the blog! How cool is that! It has been a while since I signed up to join the many excellent bloggers out there and yes I am scared! Fears of "What will I say?," "What will I do?" I have followed great bloggers, but never tried my own hand at it! My goal is to give parents, teachers or anyone with young people in their lives helpful ideas and fabulous links to make "Learning Child's Play!" Please come along with me on this journey in the Blogging world!