Our first fun event was our 2nd annual Monster Mash! (You can read about our first Monster Mash here). This year, I decided to change it up a little and read a different book for each grade level. This was inspired when I came across a new fabulous story called The Monsterator by one of my favorite authors Keith Graves! I let 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade choose between The Monster Diaries, The Monsterator, and A Halloween Scare in Texas. Then I read Creepy Carrots for 2nd grade, The Monstore for 1st grade, and The Monster of the Woods with Kinder and Pre-K.
After the story, students were able to go to our own "monsterator" machine and select body parts to create 2-D shape monsters. I set up one table with various body shapes (squares, rectangles, circles, etc.) and another table with an assortment of eyes, hands, and feet. After they selected their pieces, the students were able to get creative and add details to make their monsters unique. It was super fun to see the kids get so excited, and even my big 5th graders had a blast! If you'd like to see our video of this event, you can check it out here.
At the end of October, we celebrated with our 2nd Annual Storybook Pumpkin Patch (You can read about our first Pumpkin Patch here.) Students were given the option to bring in a pumpkin (real or fake) decorated as their favorite storybook character. It was so much fun to hear them planning out their designs, and so exciting when their pumpkins started coming in! If you'd like to see a video of this event, you can check it out here! Here were some of my favorites from this year!
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