If you’ve been following this blog for awhile you know that we really have a lot of fun with Halloween costumes, we’ve had a barber shop quartet, The Three Little Piggies, Hannah and Gretel, The Untold Story of Oz, and Little Red Riding Hood. This year I am letting the big girls take more ownership of the story, so we will have to see what they come up with. We’re studying characters, setting, plot, climax, and resolution, so I can’t wait to see what kind of story they create based on their costumes.
One thing I loved when I was a teacher was integrating subject areas together (i.e. this book is good to read and then talk about counting and sorting). I loved reading literature and using it to drive home math concepts. Learning is done everyday with everything (even if you don’t homeschool, I am sure you are teaching your kids new things everyday too!) and I love that even with something as simple as Halloween costumes, even that could be morphed into a lesson on writing.
Today will be the first chance the girls get to wear their costumes out and they are so excited. They are going to a Halloween party at Nickelodeon Studios (Ben’s cousin works there so it’s a perk that he can get the girls in), so I just know they will have a blast! If you follow on instagram (@rubyellenbratcher), I am sure Ben will be snapping pics tonight and you may just get a sneak peek at some of the characters that will be in their story.
Happy Friday everyone!!!