Preschool Corner: Halloween Monsters


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Okay, so Halloween was a week ago, but like I’ve said before, for my sanity I post about a week after we’ve done stuff. Unless I’m on vacation, then I post what we’re doing that day.

Reading

We didn’t do super a lot because I was working like a mad woman to get their costumes done.. But we read lots of books, and we talked some about beginning letter sounds and played our sight words game again.

You know, I was looking through my pictures and I can’t find a single picture of us reading this week.

Math

We continued to do math problems with our Halloween guy counters. I still get requests to do this.

Science

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We discovered that pumpkins do float, and they splash quite satisfyingly when dropped.

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That liquid colors mix together to make new colors, and if you add enough color it becomes brown. And it’s a rather yucky looking brown, not a nice looking brown.

Life School

Here’s where most of our learning took place this week.

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They practiced fine motor skills by shoveling pumpkin seeds back into the pumpkin’s mouth as fast as I could scoop the nasty stuff out.

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We learned manners. That you HAVE to say thank you, and that you can’t run on other people’s lawns. I’m so mean.

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There’s no learning skill here, I just like this picture. Don’t they look handsome, with their matching bandaids? Oh, and I”m happy to anounce that all 3 of my kids no longer have head wounds, instead they now have scars.

Almost a month ER free.

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We went to a local Halloween festival. I highly recommend checking your local city website at holidays to see if they have anything like this scheduled, we’ve been to a couple of these types of things and they’re always fun and usually either free or low cost.

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Everybody helped get ready for visiting grandparents. Here they’re using a dish of warm soapy water to clean the counters. This is the cleanest the counters have been in months (as in free of clutter, I clean them fairly regularly because, well 5 people, that just makes things get dirty).

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Mopping the floors, of course afterwards the floor is always very wet. Put, that’s the price I pay for having my kids help me with chores. It’s a price I’m willing to pay. Now if only they could clean toilets……..

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So…….. I bought a big huge thing of toilet paper from Target, actually I bought two because that’s what I had to do for the sale. The kids helped deliver some of the toilet paper to the right bathrooms. Then they started playing. At one point, they had made a fort with the packages. I walk in and here’s the new game: stack the packages and then throw the doll at it to knock it over. Yeah…….

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I have this dilemma, on the one hand, I don’t want them hiding in the clothes racks. It knocks clothes off, they have a tendency to then run as they’re playing games. So, I don’t want that. But, shots like this do crack me up.

And I”m so disappointed, I had a super cute picture of the boys escorting Princess back to me from one of the times wandering off, but it’s too blurry to be usable. I really love how they’ve taken the big brother job seriously and make sure she is taken care of and keeps up with us.

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8 thoughts on “Preschool Corner: Halloween Monsters

  1. The 'one month ER free' comment just cracks me up! 🙂

    I love the floating pumpkin too!!! What a great idea!!!! Ours wouldn't float now with a big ol' hole cut into it, but I'll have to try to remember it for next year {or buy another pumpkin!!}.

    Thanks for joining up with Preschool Corner. 🙂

    Jolanthe

  2. As always I'm laughing after reading your post:-).

    Love the pictures too.

    You are soooooo much braver than me letting them get that close to food coloring bottles:-).

    You did have a good week though, even if you were making those costumes like crazy!

  3. Love your post, too funny! I can't decide what I like better– the toilet paper bowling with dolls or the fact that the head wounds have turned into scars. I need your sense of humor around here! :o)

  4. The last pic reminds me of a time when my middle child hid from me in a department store. After I started racing around the section of the store, I found her just like your son in the pic. I didn't know whether to yell or hug her. I was relieved, but frustrated. She was laughing and thought is was a funny trick. Oh, three year olds!

  5. I never let my kids play in the clothes racks because I did that when I was a kid and one came crashing down and cut me up pretty bad. It was a traumatic experience for me at the time.
    Love the toilet paper tower. My kids like to make forts out of the big diaper and wipes boxes that I bring home.

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