Below we made mashed potato ghosts and english muffin mummy pizzas.
Of course no night of trick'or'treating is complete without costumes. DD went as a pirate princess and son went as his current favorite game characters Ratchet and Clank. Clank was hung on his back. This costume I made. Now just for those who don't know I am not a seamstress. I love to sew by hand no machines. So this was cobbled together purely from my head. I must say I am pretty happy with the results. Except next time I would make a less complex head. The head was made from crafters wire mesh wired together, filled with polyester stuffing and then I sewed in his bike helmet to hold it all in place. The chest was 'muscled' by a little soft sculpture. I sewed in panels behind the shirt part of the costume and then sculpted them with stitching. Thankfully my daughter wanted a store bought costume. The Ratchet took two and half weeks of work on and off to complete.
Our bat books were completed and we learned alot. I did have more information with the lesson I prepared but we simply ran out of time to complete. But that kind of thing doesn't bother me too much because I will simply work those ideas into a later lesson.
|foam bats, echolocation, facts and baby bat mini books.|
|Bat wing anatomy compared to humans and birds. As well a brochure of bat facts.|
|Inside DS book|
|Halloween math inside DD's book|
|Inside DD's book with her mini books on Stingy Jack, the skeletal system, creatures of the night, and her limerick.|
|More worksheets for DD this one was a cute one hundred chart with ghosties.|
|Pumpkin fractions in cauldron pocket for DD with a fun craft from the toymakers website .|
And if you think our school sounds like fun? Well it can be. But don't let all this craftyness fool you. I am still dealing with a lot of issues. My DS is a handful and most days pushes all the wrong buttons. I think though last week we may have made a breakthrough. I am not holding my breath though. He still needs almost constant reminders to accomplish his writing. He has toned down his attitude greatly though. I hope it lasts. It can be very wearing to make it through our lessons. But as my mother loved to quote and I do now 'pound on, pound on'.
So I end this wrap up with DD's limerick about Halloween.
something gave me a fright.
Was it a ghost?
Was it a post?
It was a scarey sight.
Not bad for five :)