October 25, 2012

Halloween in the classroom

I used to LOVE Halloween time in my classroom because we did many activities that tied into math, reading, science and writing.  It was a great way to teach across the curriculum while getting your kiddos excited for learning.

One of my favorite things to do were our pumpkin investigations.  The students measured their pumpkins, wrote about the pumpkin life cycle, and sequenced.  

Although I'm not in the classroom right now, I've loved looking at your blogs and seeing what Halloween activities you are doing. I'm storing ideas away for when I get back but I thought I'd share some of my favorites with you! Thanks everyone for sharing such awesome ideas.

Kids love bats and you can weave it into all subject areas!

I'm loving the pumpkin writing pages and 5 senses ideas from 1,2,3 Teach With Me

I'm loving the spider and station ideas from Mrs. Plant's Press!

How great is this free TPT writing pack from First Grade Blue Skies?

Oh my word. I love this adjective idea from Teacher Idea Factory.

Last but not least- I LOVE the idea of having an all school Storybook Pumpkin Display.
I have see these on many of your blogs. But here is an example from Sunny Days in Second Grade. Seriously. I die over this cuteness!

Thanks everyone for sharing such awesome ideas.
Do  you have any special Halloween ideas for your classroom? Feel free to comment and leave a link to your blog for my readers!


Anonymous said...

I LOVE this post. It makes me miss being a teacher terribly! This was such an amazing time of year with the kids (even if it always felt like it was flying by) I really like the Use Your Senses pumpkin for the little ones and the Pumpkin Math using measurement. Adorable!

KRISTIN said...

Adorable things like this make me feel like I really should have gone into teaching like I originally wanted to. Such cute ideas!

Victoria said...

This makes me homesick for your class and your students!!I really loved helping out one day a week!!! You are such a fantastic teacher, I look forward to the day you are back and can impact those kids loves again!