I'm coming upon the eve of the last day of my Fall break! I am ready to go back to school though. It's been a nice break, but I think everyone in my family is ready to be back on a normal schedule! I'm linking up with the fabulous Tara from 4th Grade Frolics for Monday Made It, even though I'm almost a week late to the party!
I wanted to share a freebie with you that I plan to begin at my school new school next week.
Every year I start the "Booing" Halloween tradition at my school. I begin by "booing" my class with a bag of treats. You can put anything you like in the bag, but I just add candy. For the past two years I've had students who couldn't celebrate Halloween in my classroom, so instead of "Booing" them, I "Whooed" them with a bag full of candy in an owl bag. I had my administrator leave the bag of candy by the door, and inside were directions, a teacher check-off list, and enough copies of the "We've Been Whooed" printables for the teachers who were participating to tape to their windows so everyone knew they had already been "Whooed". The class was so excited! Everyone got a piece of candy, then we refilled what we took. Next, we decided which class we should "Whoo" next, and I had a few students sneak the bag down to that classroom. It was so much fun seeing all of the cute signs in the windows!
I found the "boo" bag below at Target, so I might use it instead of the owl bag and "Boo" instead of "Whoo" my class this year! It was in the Dollar Spot, but it cost $3. It's felt and about a foot and a half tall. It would make a fun gift bag for a colleague too.
To make sure things run smoothly, touch base with the other teachers at your school to make sure they want to participate. Give them enough time to buy a bag or two of candy so they can refill the bag and send it to another classroom after they get it. When I first started doing this, I didn't check in with the teachers to see if they wanted to participate. All it took was one teacher to keep the candy and not send it to on, and our booing fun ended. If you let the teachers who want to participate know ahead of time, they can have candy on hand and not waste a day without sending it to another class on the list.
Click on the picture below to download your own copy of this file. I have a few different owl and ghost printables so you can decided which you like best. Depending on your neighborhood, you could do this at home too!
I hope this freebie adds some fun to your days leading up to Halloween! This is such an exciting time of year to be a child, and we are lucky enough to help create it for them and relive it through them!
Have an amazing week!