Friday, October 31, 2014

Five for Friday!

Happy Halloween! 

Here is how we celebrated Halloween this week:

Engagement Photos
We finally received some of our engagement photos! I was so terribly excited! 

To view more engagement photos click HERE.

Pumpkin Lifecycle Activity

We studied the lifecycle of a pumpkin early in the week.
Pumpkin Project

We conducted the "Pumpkin Project" using the scientific method. Students worked in groups of two and three.  I cut off the top of the pumpkin (before school) and then the students felt the pulp and seeds inside. Then, they poured in three cups of soil and two cups of water. Last, we took our pumpkins and put them in the sunlight outside. We will continue to monitor our pumpkins' growth over the next few weeks! You can find the "Pumpkin Project" HERE.

I LOVE Fall 

I LOVE fall weather and the changing of the leaves. It's cool, beautiful, and refreshing! Just love it. 

Decorate a pumpkin contest! 

This year I decided to hold a pumpkin decorating contest. I have twenty kids, so I put them into ten groups of two. Each group had a pumpkin to decorate using paint, GLITTER (a teacher's nightmare), cotton balls, pom-poms, eyeball stick ons, markers, crayons, etc. I wanted to see them collaborate and work with their partners to come up with something great. On Halloween day, I set the ten pumpkins outside our door on a table. I numbered them 1-10. Then I put stickies, pencils, and a bucket for students to come by and vote. My kids got a real kick out of this. It was a huge hit! 

Students working together to decorate their pumpkins.


Spiderman and Spiderwoman

My "SUPER" second grade team!

The most adorable transformer I've ever seen!

Have a SPOOK-TACULAR weekend!


  1. Your engagement pictures are gorgeous!! I love your pumpkin contest and your team's costumes. I found you through Five for Friday and am your newest follower!

    My Carolina Classroom

  2. Your engagement pictures are GORGEOUS. Enjoy your engagement and wedding planning. I often look back at that time and remember how exciting it was. I love your team costumes, too! So jealous, we don't get to dress up at our school. I am a new follower, I found you through Doodle Bugs link up!

    Caffeine and Lesson Plans

  3. Your engagement pictures are so beautiful!!! I love all your pumpkin activities and team costumes!

    Teaching is a Royal Adventure

  4. Hi Mica! Beautiful engagement photos...congratulations! I hope that you "fell back" and got an extra hour of rest. I have been nominated for a Liebster Award and now I'm sharing the love. Your cute blog is officially nominated! Here is the link with all the information you need.…/currently-and-liebster-award.html

  5. Your engagement pictures look great! I just got my engagement pictures too, so I know how excited you are :)

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