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All things Halloween!

I have been SO excited for fall and the past few days our souther California weather has finally decided to match the season! I have been busy making several fun fall things, and now finally have time to share them with you all!
I have been trying to add to my Daily 5 work word this year, and was excited when I found these adorable Halloween letters that I thought would be perfect for a word work activity! After seeing Tara’s magnetic work work activity a few months back, I had been keeping my eye out for fun letters!
These are the letters I found at Michaels in the Halloween section: 
They weren’t magnetic, so I put little magnets on the back of the letters so they would stay in place on the cookie sheet. I had my kiddos spell out their spelling words with the magnetic letters. They could do this by themselves or with a partner who has the same spelling words as them. I am using Words Their Way this year and I {LOVE} it! I have been working hard the past couple days on an organizational system for all the lists, which I will hopefully be able to share soon!
Another one of my Halloweeny creations is my fall banner! I created two, this one with the sparkly green ribbon {of course!} for my classroom, and then another one with an orange ribbon for the fireplace! I have it hanging on our classroom door!
Also on our classroom door is a Halloween wreath! I have seen so many adorable wreaths on Pinterest and had been wanting to make one, but just couldn’t decide which kind I wanted to make! Then I saw Miss Nelson’s stick wreath and knew that it would be a great wreath to start out with for my first time making one!



I even found a cute witch at JoAnn’s!
And my last completed project is my countdown to Halloween! Here is my inspiration for this project… found it on Pinterest of course! Teri from A Cupcake for the Teacher also made an adorable countdown calendar for Halloween!
I LOVE K&Company’s entire Halloween line and am pretty sure I bought up almost every one of their Halloween products! (The Chip Box with the letters is by them as well!) I used their stickers and accents to cover the numbers. I just had to add a magnet to the back of them and they were ready to go!



Here’s a picture of the numbers underneath! Of course, I wanted to have it nice and neat with 5 in every row, but because I covered up the numbers after I stuck them on, I lost count after 29, and left out 28! I had to go back and add it in, so now the top row has 6 numbers and the bottom row has 4… Just in case you were wondering why I did it that way… it was not on purpose! But I am still super happy with how it turned out! And my kiddos love it as well!
I wrote an essay analyzing this book back when I was in college, which is the first time I ever heard of it! It also happens to be one of my favorite papers I ever wrote! Of course now I just use it as a fun Halloween read aloud in October! Love the pictures and rhyming, and the fun twists it takes from the original Cinderella!
Phew, and that is all for my Halloween fun!!
  1. Traci says:

    LOVE the letters you found at Michael's. What an awesome idea to add the magnets to the back. I'm definitely going to go look for some of those tomorrow!
    ❤Dragonflies in First ❤

  2. Mrs. Parker says:

    Love all the crafts especially the burlap banner. I hope fall lasts a little longer in s. Ca. It is my favorite season.

  3. Kristen says:

    I love it all!! I can't even choose a favorite! You are so creative Molly 🙂

  4. I am in love with those letters and your wreath. Think I need a trip to Michael's/Joanns.:)
    iTeach 1:1

  5. Elizabeth says:

    Molly, you are so creative!! I love the Halloween countdown!! Your wreath is adorable, too!

  6. luckeyfrog says:

    I love your simple, cute burlap sign!

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

  7. Kate says:

    Oh my goodness! Those Halloween letters are too cute! I guess I will be shopping this weekend! All of your crafts are amazing too! Also, I can't wait to see your organizational system for Words Their Way!!! I started using it this year too, but the organization of it is driving me NUTS! Excited to see what you came up with 🙂

    EduKate and Inspire

  8. I love all of your Halloween stuff, but especially the count down calendar! Looks like I'm headed to Michael's!!

    We're having a giveaway. We hope you'll stop by!

    Halle & Jenna
    Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

  9. I am obsessed with the witch on your wreath and your fall banner! SO cute!
    Diving Into 2nd Grade

  10. I love your Made Its and your Currently! I need to head to Michael's right now and get those letters… 🙂

    Craft of Teaching

  11. Susan Moran says:

    Molly, thanks for swinging by my classroom! I love finding new blogs and I am obsessed with your Fall banner – I love it!

    Happy to be your newest follower!

    T.G.I.F. (Thank God it's First Grade!)

  12. Vanessa says:

    WOW! I love your blog 🙂 filled with love and laughters .. love it !! I am your newset follower !!

  13. I love how you come up with these great ideas! They are too cute! You do not help my shopping addiction at all 😉

  14. Tara says:

    Hey there!!! LOVE those letters….I had a trip to Michaels planned anyway so I will just have to add those:) Thanks for linking up:) Gotta make one of those banners too!!!

    4th Grade Frolics

  15. Molly….
    You have been BOO-ed!
    Come and see!
    Apples and ABC's

  16. KRISTA says:

    Love your Halloween and October ideas!


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