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18 Oct

var addthis_pub="patcollgallagher";Getting ready for a preschool or Kindergarten Halloween party?  Then you need to download these fun Boo Bingo Halloween cards and calling cards that I recently put together to share.  You can click here to download the files in PDF. For more fall teaching ideas, click here!!  

9 Oct

var addthis_pub="patcollgallagher"; “Glyphs are non standard way of graphing a variety of information to tell a story. It is a flexible data representation tool that uses symbols to represent different data. Glyphs are an innovative instrument that shows several pieces of data at once and requires a legend to understand the glyph. The creation of glyphs requires problem solving, communication, and data organization.” Learn more about Glyphs at Suite101: Glyphs for Kids: How to Create Glyphs   A... 

7 Oct

var addthis_pub="patcollgallagher"; Meet Spookley – the friendliest square pumpkin in the patch! He’s not your ordinary pumpkin. Spookley is different from the rest of the pumpkins.  All of the other pumpkins teased Spookley until he proved that being different can save the day!  Kinda like a Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer for Halloween.   ;)  Click Here for a Spookly Coloring Book in PDF Spookly Maze, Word Game, and Word Search Activity Sheets! Other ideas:  Pick out rhyming words in the story. ... 

4 Oct

My kids love the Halloween story, Room on The Broom. It is about a friendly witch that has knack for losing things. Still she always finds what she has lost with a help from a friend. In return for finding what she has lost, the witch always lets the finder hop on for a ride on her broom. From a parents prospective, I love how this book teaches that acts of kindness only do you good. Towards the end of the story the witches broom breaks and she finds herself facing off with a Dragon. Luckily with the help of her friends she is saved from... 

3 Oct

var addthis_pub="patcollgallagher"; It’s October now…  The month of any candy bar you want in “fun size”.  Makes you feel like you can just have one and since it is mini, it doesn’t really count…  So you buy the package of your favorite mini candy.  Mine would be a Kit-kat or Twix.  You put the bag of little gems up high so the kids can’t reach them and tell yourself, “one a week won’t hurt!”  or you put them in your candy jar on your desk... 

30 Sep

var addthis_pub="patcollgallagher"; Last night, I posted the Halloween pretzel activity here.  Here’s another one using Betty Crocker Halloween Fruit Snacks (found  these at Sam’s Club! 46 Pouches in a box)  It is a little more advanced.  I would use it with support in grade K and 1st.  Second and Third graders should be able to do this independently.  The activity is two pages and should be printed front to back.  Te activity looks like: You can click here to print it.   For more... 

29 Sep

var addthis_pub="patcollgallagher";Learning is so much more fun if you can eat it!!!  The holidays always offer us lots of fun yum!  Click here to view some ideas at Teaching Heart. A Teaching Heart visitor told me about these pretzels and asked if I could create a simple Pre-K to K level activity sheet to use with them!  Of course and here it is… Click here to download the sheet.  I found the pretzels ad Sam’s Club.  They come in a large box of 40 packs!  You could have fun with this activity... 

27 Oct

Halloween is almost here goblins and ghosts, oh the fear! Pumpkins, black cats and witches too, Bobbing for apples and witches brew. So jump for joy and sound the horn, relax and have some candy corn! – Author unknown One of my favorite things about Fall is Candy Corn… I love them. They are pretty, cute, and not to mention yummy. They are so cute that you can find crafts, lessons, recipes, and printables all dealing with Candy Corns. Now, if only they were healthy like carrots. I thought I would share some of my favorite... 

26 Oct

Monday, October 26 Nick Jr: “Haunted Halloween Playdate” for preschools airs this day, with brand-new premieres of The Backyardigans at 8:30 a.m. and The Wonder Pets! at 10:30 a.m. Nicktoons: “Ha Ha Halloween” presents Halloween-themed episodes of Back at the Barnyard at 9:00 p.m. (ET) and an hour of The Penguins of Madagascar at 10:00 p.m. (ET). from Monday, Oct. 26 through Friday, Oct. 30 and a spooky marathon of shows on Halloween day. Tuesday, October 27 ABC: It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown will air at 8:00 p.m.Wednesday,... 

25 Oct

I have two sweet treats to share and one la-la-la treat to share… These make great Halloween favors for a party. Also great treats for your kiddos to share with their friends at school. Here are two sweet treats… One is a ricecrispie bar on a stick dipped in white chocolate and sprinkled with Halloween sprinkles. The other is a Nutter Butter Ghost. Just get a package of Nutter Butters, dip in white chocolate and place two mini chocolate chips for ghosts eyes… aren’t they cute? Both of my kiddos schools prefer... 

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