The kids made the cutest Jack-O-Lanterns last week. We did a glyph.
I made some samples and we analyzed them using the glyph. They did a great job with this.
Then they picked their own piece of scrapbook paper - orange/girl and green/boy. They used the tracer depending on their age. Then put the rest of the Jack-O-Lantern together.
We then read the book below, several times. They really enjoyed the story and were following along.
We brainstormed adjectives. They had a hard time with this. So one of the girls was our model. The kids shouted out words that described her and we wrote them on post-its and stuck them on her. It was so much fun - everyone wanted to do it. Making the Jack-o-Lantern adjectives was so much easier by doing the other activity first.
They picked their favorite adjectives and wrote them on the bubble map.
We glued the Jack-O-Lantern to the top of the paper, completed the sentence frame "_____ _____ jack-o-lantern you don't scare me." They picked two adjectives from their bubble map to fill in the sentence frame.
The completed jack-o-lantern wall.
I love using scrapbook paper. It makes a really cute bullentin board. The kids like picking their own background paper. One Halloween tablet was enough for 3 classrooms, I had to add a few more papers from my stash.