Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Do You Feel Like A Wild Thing?

It's the night before Halloween, 
and I don't know about you....
but I'm feeling a little wild!
Feeling wild? 
It's the calm before the storm!

Tomorrow's the big day.....
Let The Royal Rumpus Begin!
I can see the line of teachers
at the nurse's office for aspirin.

Funny Teacher Week Ecard: Kindergarten Halloween Party sponsored by Advil, Tylenol, and good 'ole caffeine. Bring on the chaos!
*AttaGirl Funnies by Angela Furgal AKA AttaGirl*
If you see this pinned somewhere else...know that you saw it here first!

Love, Love, Love the book 
Where The Wild Things Are 
by Maurice Sendak!

I especially like to use it around Halloween,
because it has a great Halloween feel to it
without actually being about Halloween....Yay!
true that
Years ago, I found a fabulous idea on the internet.
Use Bugles 
(the little cone shaped chip-like snack), 
and have your students put one Bugle on each finger. 
Those are their "claws".
Cute...and delicious.

I don't remember where I got this idea from.
When I google it to try to find the original source...
it's showing up on sites that I don't remember visiting.
I'm thinking lots of people are doing this now.
Whoever  you are out there in cyber space....
Thank you for sharing!
This is a well loved activity my students 
have been doing for the past 7 years.
Imitation is the highest form of flattery.
Just saying...

I'm giving everyone a very simple freebie 
to add to the fun of having "terrible claws".   
I like for my students to practice segmenting words
with deep, growling, wild thing voices.

I have created cards that have words from the story.

Read the words to your students.  
Have them segment the word with 
their most monster-like voice
(having a silent space in between each sound).

 Wild Things: Word Segmentation Cards
FREEBIE: For Classroom Use Only

FYI....not ALL the Bugles in the bag will work.
You have to find the ones with the nice opening for little fingers to fit into.
Some of my kids do the activity with just one claw....
but they don't mind.
All the growling and monster talk makes up for it.
(Plus they get to eat a Bugle or two.)

If you want to finish off the "costume"
you can have your students make a "mask".
Have them make this 
before they do the segmenting activity.
I've seen a similar masks on the internet...
the main difference with this mask 
is the addition of words 
(very important if you're going to be doing this 
during your literacy block!)
Click Above To Get The Wild Thing "Mask"
I'm also giving you a Wild Things Graphic Organizers Set.
Can you say...Trick Or Treat?
I like to give out different printing options....
not everyone is wanting the same thing!
Wild Things are...
Wild Things have...
Wild Things can...
Wild Things Bubble Map
Draw a picture of Wild Things and write
3 sentences or 3 things about them.
Click above to download.

Last, but not least,
Where The Wild Things Are Writing Paper...
Here is some writing paper to use with the writing prompt:
I Feel Wild When....
Lots of variations for your writing pleasure!
Half sheets are great to use with any "craftivity"
that you may have.
 Click Above To Download

I just had to throw in some pictures of posters 
that I have made and have hanging in my room every year.
Feel free to copy these pics and use them on your smartboards....
lots of sight words here ready to be circled!

The best thing is....
these activities can be used all year round....
whenever you're feeling a little wild!

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Unknown said...

I love these things you have shared. Thank you.

Queen Chaos said...

You are very welcome!
Happy October!
:) Regina

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