Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

First off, don't forget to enter to win my 100 Follower Giveaway! A winner will be picked on Sunday. You could win so many adorable things...

From Debbie at Yearn To Learn
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And so much more! Go check it out {here}!

On to the Halloween portion of the blog post. I know that some people love Halloween. I am not one of those people. However, I have learned how to make my life easier at school on Halloween.

It's called Teachers Pay Teachers, people. Today turned out to be a pretty darn great day.

Here's how it started.

Amber at Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher posted about her "Halloween is HERE" Freebie on Monday.

It is adorable. So I downloaded it. Right then and there. You can too (plan ahead for next year). Click {here}.

Click the picture to take you to her post!
First, we used the "Trick or Treats" activity. The class used the letter cards to create as many new words as they could with the letters from the words "trick or treats."
They had a blast trying to find the longest word they could!

Then we used a great product from another amazing teacher blog!

Sally at Elementary Matters posted this on her blog the other day:
Click the picture to grab your Halloween pack from her TPT store!

This is her Halloween Sentence Work pack! She even has a sample on her blog for free {here}. We used her adorable cards to sort complete sentences and fragments.
They loved the sentences and had a great time figuring out which ones went in which categories.

After lunch, we got some wiggles out by going back to Amber's Halloween activities.

The "What Is Your Favorite Candy?" activity is a survey that students take of each other. They tally up the results around the class and then create a bar graph or pictograph to represent their data. They can use the candy provided by Amber OR write in their own candy choices!

 Then we did the Candy Corn Math activity. Each student got a baggie of Candy Corn to count, compare with their teammates, add up and create a subtraction problem. :-)
If you can find two stray 6th graders, your bags practically fill themselves!
If my kiddos had extra time during the day, they completed the Halloween Is Almost Here poem activity! Read a cute poem and answer some great questions. :-)

Like I said, it was a pretty darn good day.

Thanks to Amber and Sally, Halloween might start to be my favorite day of the year!

 Make sure you hop over to their blogs and stores to grab your copies for next year!

Don't forget to enter my 100 Follower Giveaway!


  1. LOVE Teachers Pay Teachers. Glad you got some good swag this year!

    Peacocks & Penguins

    1. Isn't it amazing? :-) Happy day-after-Halloween! LOL



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