Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Day After Halloween....

Did anyone else have trouble getting up this morning?  Did you drive to work with more then a little bit of dread??

 It has been a LONG day for us!  Our kiddos came in sugared UP!  Both Katie and I were standing in the hallway outside of our rooms greeting our little cherubs as they came in this morning.  Yikes!  When the first few kiddos came tearing around the corner, pushing, shoving, and running full speed we knew it was going to be an interesting day.  Most of the rest of the kiddos came in full tilt, but there were also a few who stayed up WAY too late and d.r.a.g.g.e.d themselves in to the classroom after the late bell had rung.  Apparently some of the houses were giving away sugar iv's instead of packaged candy last night!!!!

Luckily for us we had not gotten through all of our activities earlier in the week so we were able to grab at least a tad bit of their attention today by finishing some Halloween related activities. 
We did this cute compound word spider and web match activity from Andrea at Reading Towards the Stars.

In addition to our reading story for the week and our math lesson we also found time to do a Halloween Class Joke Book and a class book for A Job for Wittilda.  It seems that even on the day AFTER Halloween anything Halloween related is still a hit. Our kiddos worked pretty hard to complete what they had to do, so that they could get to the activities that they wanted to do!

Here is also a peek at some of the activities we did in my classroom yesterday!

We did a super fun activity with our 5th grade buddy class.  I LOVED getting to do this, because our currrent 5th grade buddy class has some of my favorite former 2nd graders in it!!  Not to mention that I got to hang out with a fun 5th grade teacher friend who I never get to see! (Our rooms are on opposite sides of the building)  We did a venn diagram with our buddies and then made some frankenstien friends.  Sooooo cute!!!  I bought this unit from Cindy at Granny Goes to School.  You can check it out here if you are interested. It was only $2 and both the 2nd graders and 5th graders loved it!

We also made Spelling Spiders with our spelling words.

I also got to take my own little cuties trick or treating last night.  The hubby and I met up with our good friends to take our kiddos together.  My friend's hubby is a youth pastor so we did the early trick or treating so that he could still get to church early enough to set up!  It was a BLAST!  My friend's little girl is 4 and insisted on pulling my girls in a wagon.  She took them up to each door and made sure each person gave her "little honeybees" candy too!  It was precious!!!! 
We laughed ourselves silly because the girls are really into purses right now and thought that their bags were purses.  They were so thrilled that people were putting things into their bags that they went crazy each time!  In the wagon Brylee kept taking her candy out and setting it down in the cupholder.  Each time she went back to dig for more in her bag, Rylan took the candy Brylee had just set down and added it to her own bag!  Hilarious!  Rylan ended up dragging a bag full of candy and Brylee had about 2 pieces!!!Thank goodness that they don't eat candy yet and didn't know the difference!!!  My hubby had out the fancy camera and was snapping pics, but I haven't seen them in the meantime here are a few blurry camera phone pics of my little honeybees!!

I hope your Halloween was great and that you made it through the dreaded Day After Halloween!

Glitter Words
Pin It


  1. Hi beautiful ladies! Just wanted to stop by real quick and let you know that I nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award - come by the blog to see what it's all about :)

    Love this pack, Tanja! I also nominated you for the Beautiful Blogger Award :) Come by the blog to check it out!

    Miss V's Busy Bees
    500 Follower Giveaway / 5 giveaways - 5 winners!
    Advent Calendar Swap Sign Ups!

  2. Hi...My name is Anna and I am your newest follower! Love your blog! I also teach second grade. I am looking forward to reading more of your future posts :) I just started my blog so if you have some time, maybe you can check it out :)