UK Style by French Connection pants, Sears
necklace, Forever 21
Where did October go? This outfit is from the beginning of October, from the day the kids returned from fall break. They were tired and slightly grumpy (and, admittedly, the teacher was tired too), so pajama-like pants were a good choice. Some highlights of the month:
Halloween taught me that sometimes it's better to go with the flow. I decided that they would probably be too excited about the holiday to make sticking to our regular schedule fruitful or enjoyable, so I planned some simple Halloween-themed activities. In the morning we dug some graves -- for tired words, that is. I thought many of the student did a great job writing a creative epitaph for their tired words.
On Friday, we read an article about Dia de los Muertos and they were fascinated by this slideshow. Students were required to finish answering questions about the article before they got their own skull template to decorate. I realized how motivating it can be for students to have something fun waiting after they finish their work when I saw some of my slow-pokey students really applying themselves to reading and answering the questions!
Many of my students decided to cut out their skulls and make them into masks, and I took iPhone photos of them with their creations. I think the photos will make a fun decoration for our room.
I'm excited and a little disconcerted that it's November. My 36th birthday is on its way, and I feel like 35 came and went in a flash. This month, I'm looking forward to loading up on some Thanksgiving eats and enjoying the upcoming three-day weekend. I'm also looking forward to digging into "Eleanor and Park," which I've had on request at the library for several weeks and finally have in my hands ...
What are your big plans for November?