The festivities were kicked off Tuesday with a craft activity about the Itsy Bitsy Spider. Mrs. Boothe talked about family traditions and learning activities for children. Then she introduced the craft using a paint stirring stick, a clothespin, pipe cleaners and craft foam. The message of the finger play is that the spider never gives up. We may forget the benefits of nursery rhymes and finger plays. They help children with fine motor skills, and with emerging literacy skills such as phonemic awareness and rhyming. It is never too early to read and sing with a child.
Wednesday, Sharon Hales set up a photo area for our students to have their pictures taken with their children. Our next activity was story time with Mrs. Boothe. She read several short Halloween stories interspersed with literacy tips for children. One of the stories she shared was Room on the Broom. Following story time was the much awaited Trick-or-Treating through the hall to each classroom. The children were encouraged to thank each person who gave them a treat. Mrs. Boothe continued the tradition of making lunch for everyone. She made her famous Sloppy Joes, accompanied by apples, caramel dip, chips and cupcakes. It was a SPOOK-tacular day!