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Becca4 09-24-2018 11:16 AM

At our school, upper grades do not get to participate in Halloween dress up. The last few years, we have had some Pioneer activities for our kids, which worked out well. However, that will not be the case this year.....I don't want my kids to not get to have something fun on this Halloween day at school, so I'd like to incorporate something into my reading for them. Suggestions???? Please! Thanks!! <!--falloakleaves--><!--acorn--><!--candycorn--><!--pumpkin--><!--paper_owl--><!--frankenstein-->

daffodils 09-25-2018 04:32 AM

There are lots of fun Halloween books. Maybe pick a book with a story line where the format could be copied and have kids then write their own story in that format?

My 4th graders enjoyed The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything. I found a pdf that is a Reader's Theater for it.

You could focus on sound effects or sequencing. And have kids write a story with the same idea--pick a different setting

The ADJ ADJ NOUN who wasn't afraid of anything....

There are a ton of ideas out there for this book

daffodils 09-25-2018 04:35 AM

reader's theater
The little old lady one above has 10 characters

this one is for grades 1-3 if you have below level readers

Here's another RT

for 19 or more people:

daffodils 09-25-2018 04:41 AM

other things
Reading comprehension pages on spooky topics--

Halloween story starters

TPT has a bunch of free things

There are lots of math options too

kahluablast 09-25-2018 04:56 AM

I once worked at a school that didn't do Halloween, but did a vocabulary parade. They found a word and costumed like the word. Could be a phrase (or an idiom) and kids find a way to explain the word through their "costume."

I am not explaining well. First cuppa.

mrshointz 09-25-2018 02:48 PM

There’s a great picture book that goes with that idea -Miss Alaneous!

Becca4 10-01-2018 08:48 AM

<!--candycorn--> <!--pumpkin2--> Thank you all! I appreciate you sharing your ideas!

mishkaoreo 10-01-2018 01:50 PM

Crazy Hat Day
We sometimes do crazy hat day instead of regular Halloween. The students make a hat that is scariest, silliest, or most creative.

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