October is my favorite month for teaching. The procedures and routines should be starting to stick, you have had a chance to get to know your students and develop a community, behaviors are getting under control and you have a pretty good grasp on where they are at academically and where you need to take them. It’s time to roll up your sleeves and get busy.
There are so many ways to integrate fun into the learning in October. The students are so motivated by all things Halloween which makes your job easier. Even if you are not allowed to mention the H-word, you can still capitalize on their excitement with activities that are thematic to fall and make you think Halloween without saying it.
This week I’ll be blogging about my favorite classroom activities that I used annually to make learning fun in the month of October. To kick things off I’m thrilled to share with you a FREE eBook chock full of Tricks and Treats for Teachers.
The eBook was a collaborative project put together by the team from Upper Elementary Snapshots: A Blog for Grades 3-5. The “tricks” are tried and true tips we have used in our own classrooms over the years and the “treats” are FREE printables for you to use with your students.