Saturday, October 6, 2012

Halloween in Mrs. Hird's Room {which could mean a freebie for you!}

We’re doing Halloween BIG this year in 2nd grade.  We’re still not done, but here’s what we’ve been up to so far!  Keep reading to see how you can win one of my Halloween activities!

I reviewed introduced adjectives to my class this week, and we made Adjective Spiders to show off our new skills, not to mention brag on ourselves a little! 

 Each student had to choose 8 adjectives to describe themselves.  I’m pretty obsessed with how cute they look hanging up in our room. 

You can grab this activity from my TpT shop by clicking any of the pictures below. 

I even included two banner options to use when displaying your spiders {I just didn’t have time to put mine up yet, but it’s adorable, if I do say so myself :)}

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Here’s a preview of Spider Adjectives:

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There are a ton of options.  If you don’t want your little ones cutting and tracing, there’s a ready-to-go printable option, though I must say my kiddos did an awesome job building their spider selves…and we were under the time crunch of a half-day! 

We’re also hard at work on our Wizard’s Hex and Witch’s Spell activities.  

Right now we’re getting ready by reading witch and wizard poems and talking about spelling ingredients and rhyming words {included in the packet}!  

They are ENCHANTED by it!!!

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You can grab this activity by clicking any of the above pictures.  It’s perfect for any elementary grade!

We also made our October Bulletin Board thanks to Valerie.

This craft was surprisingly tough for my 2nd graders to put together.  They had to decide where to paste certain pieces, but it was a good critical thinking exercise!

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We’ve still got a few more fall/Halloween projects planned, but I wanted to share what we’ve done so far!

Now on to the good stuff.  I'd love to give a few copies away of either my Wizard's Hex and Witch's Spell activity, or my Spider Adjectives activity.  

Leave me a comment telling me your favorite Halloween candy, and I'll randomly pick a winner or two by weekend's end.

Hope you’re enjoying your weekend!



  1. Great activities for this month! Would love to win! My favorite Halloween candy is Hershey's Chocolate with Almonds!

  2. I love Hershey's chocolate. Your spider adjectives are so cute!

  3. I love the creative Halloween things you put together!!!! my kiddos love this type of stuff :-)
    this is my first year teaching 2nd grade so I am always on the look out ;-) Thanks for creating and for the chance to win!! My favorite Halloween candy is candy corn.. guess its the teacher in me, so many options ;-)

  4. These activities are SO cute! My favorite candy period is Reese's Peanut Butter Cups!


  5. The bulletin board with the witches is absolutely adorable! And, I love the spider adjectives...we're doing spiders the next few weeks in my class!

    My favorite Halloween candy is anything with chocolate, preferably dark chocolate. Yummmm.

    Primarily Speaking

  6. I love your units! (soooooo cute!) I am starting spiders in a week and I would love to incorporate your unit!!!1 I love all candy(anything sweet) but this time of year is the perfect excuse to eat mini snickers!! I love them!!!

  7. Your bulletin board cracks me up. My favorite Halloween candy is Twizzlers so I can make a straw and drink coke through them!

  8. I love your ideas. My favorite Halloween candy is Snickers


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