For some reason lately I have been ALL about monsters. Maybe it is Halloween or maybe it is just the adorable monster clipart, crafts, and products available.
Last week we celebrated Red Ribbon Week at my school, and I needed a fun way to have my students write about saying "no." My friend Jen posted a cute picture of her class "scaring away drugs" so I decided to follow suit. We have been working very hard on writing How To pieces, so we wrote instructions on how to say no to someone.
We used Hadar's adorable monster craft and then wrote the How To's on the inside. These monsters provided some great motivation for my kiddos that don't typically like to write.
The students gave great instructions on putting your hand up, saying no, walking away, and most importantly - telling an adult!
I will be placing this sign out with our monsters in the morning.
We have also been using monsters in math...
We are using these fact family cards this week to help us review skills that we struggled with on our test last week.
And last but not least, here is an original book that I came up with to help my students with subtracting by zero or the whole. This book was the beginning of the monster obsession!
You want to know a secret? I would love to be able to write children's books full time. I know, I know. Wouldn't we all? :)
Let me know what you think of Fred and Tom! They may just become the next Annie and Moby in my classroom!
You have a few more hours in the Trick or Treat Sale!