This morning we read Harriet’s Halloween Candy by Nancy Carlson. In this story Harriett learns the hard way that sharing her Halloween candy makes her feel better than eating it all herself. Thanks to everyone bringing a bag of candy this week we were able to share our candy with everyone in the class and use it to practice many of the math skills that we have been working on. We began by taking a quick peek inside our bag and estimating how many pieces of candy we thought he had. Then we dumped it out and counted it to find out what the actual number was.One kiddo got really lucky . . . or he was wearing his “smarty pants” because his estimate was right.We had fun sorting our candy just like Harriett did in the story. First we sorted it by chocolate and not chocolate.
After lunch we worked one final “Halloween” themed writing activity. We sequenced four pictures about carving a jack-o-lantern and wrote sentences. We tried really hard to write a complete sentence that began with a capital letter and ended with a punctuation mark. Everyone was also encouraged to add details to their writing to make the story more interesting.