Have you seen these adorable Kraft Macaroni and Cheese's "Trick or Cheesy" Halloween shapes? Ghosts and pumpkins and bats, oh my!
! I did a little happy dance, threw a few boxes in my cart and continued shopping. After a few minutes, I went back to the pasta aisle and grabbed a few boxes for each of my 4 grade level teammates. Then, just as I was ready to leave Target. I went back a third time and grabbed myself a few more boxes to put away for next year, just in case. The checkout girl looked at me a little strangely as she rang up my 14 boxes. She must have been thinking, "Carb addict? Cheese Head? Shopaholic?" I just smiled and began to wonder if this is how hoarders get started? (I think that we teachers are the original hoarders - I'm surprised we don't have our own TLC show!?!)
I raced home and made a few games to put in my math stations that focus on graphing, making tally marks and using tens frames. If you have the chance to pick up a few boxes, you can grab the freebie down below and have a little Trick or Cheesy fun of your own.
Another way I'm sneaking a little Halloween fun into our curriculum (don't worry, I won't go on about how sad it is that we need to "sneak" fun into kindergarten...) is with a cute little emergent reader and math craftivity.
! It was very telling to see which kids made a simple ABAB pattern and which kids created more complicated patterns.
I'll send a free packet to the first three comments or you can pick up a copy in my TPT store. You can also grab a free copy of the Trick or Cheesy math stations here.
Have a great night!