Dad's Day in October? and Halloween Tens Frames

   Oh my goodness, it has been SOOO long since I have written a post! Let's see......... I woke up at 4:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning with a severe case of stomach flu - yuck! Of course, I was not at all prepared for a sick day! I had taken home my sub folder to update it a few weeks ago and of course, it remained at the bottom of my "to do" list and when I needed it, it wasn't there! But my students and my sub got through the day with limited plans and all ended well! But that set me back for most of the week and it seemed that I was playing catch up all week! My Sub Tub has been moved to the top of my "To Do" list and when I get it completed, I am going to post the contents here!
   I thought I would share with you a Father's Day present that my students did this week. Father's Day, you ask? In October? Well, yes....... At our school, we celebrate Father's Day in October. The Dads attend Mass with their kids and then are invited to an All School reception in the gymnasium. It is a pretty low key celebration, but it IS nice to have a special day when our students can give their Dads a special gift.
   I took each child's picture holding my son's Wii guitar. If I were to do it over, I think I would change the background of the picture, but it worked for this year! The children decorated a craft stick picture frame with rocks using Tacky glue. I found the rocks in the floral department at Michaels.  The next day, I attached their picture to the back of the frame and added the words "Dad, You Rock!" Voila! Fun, easy, and memorable!

    I also thought I would share something cool that I found at the Dollar Tree. I found Halloween ice cube trays earlier in the Fall and used them for a color mixing activity. As I was thinking about what stations my students would be doing for math this week, I remembered the ice cube trays. They would make perfect ten frames! So, I put a handful of black Pom poms in a storage box along with dot stickers and pencils. I found these Halloween ten frames on Pinterest and printed and laminated them. HERE is the link to the frames. The kids were to pick a Halloween ten frame card and make their ice cube tray look like the Halloween card. They then were to record a few of their answers on a recording sheet using dotted stickers.  If you would like to try this out in your own classroom, click the picture for the recording sheet.
    I will be posting again soon! Until then, Peace and blessings!


  1. Dad you rock... is super cute!! LOVE IT!
    Sweet Times in First

  2. So glad we found you! We see you on the forums all the time. Just dropped in from Christi's birthday giveaway!

  3. Thanks, Sandra and Kindergarten Squared! I love blogging so much because of the connections we form through our writing! So glad you found me and now I need to find YOU!

    Blessings, Cindy