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# October

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### Pumpkin Book Report Project: The Best Ideas for Teachers in 2024

Have you ever noticed how easy it is to motivate your students in the month of October? When you add a bit of Halloween fun to literacy activities, even your most reluctant readers become enthusiastic about books. This post will explain how I use pumpkin book report projects each year

### Haunted House for Sale Writing Activity and Craft Ideas

If you are an elementary teacher looking for a haunted house for sale writing activity and craft ideas, then you found the right place! I came up with the idea for the Haunted House for Sale writing project as a first year teacher. After MANY years of use and improvements

### 3 Free Halloween Activities for Elementary Teachers in 2024

If you are an elementary teacher looking for free Halloween activities for your students, then you found the right place! This post highlights math, reading, writing, and word study printables for October. They’ll make your job easier since all you need to do is print and go! This post highlights

### Free Printable Pumpkin Activities for Elementary Teachers in 2024

If you are in search of free printable pumpkin activities, then you found the right place! In my mind, pumpkin activities for kids used to only mean simple math activities such as estimating and counting seeds. While that may be great for the preschool and kindergarten crowd, there are so

### Halloween Graphing Activities for Teaching 1.MD.C.4, 2.MD.D.10 & 3.MD.B.3

We’re knee deep into our data unit! I’ve been busy, busy, busy teaching them how to create scaled bar graphs. I tapped into their “we’re giddy for Halloween” energy and created these Halloween graphing resources. These Halloween graphing activities provide hands on practice for classifying, sorting, organizing data, graphing using

### Spider Activities for Elementary Students in 2nd, 3rd & 4th grade

If you are a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th grade teacher looking for a spiders unit or spider activities for elementary students, then you found the right place! This integrated science and literacy thematic unit provides teachers and students with a complete collection of printables for a two-week study of spiders.

### Bats Writing, Research and Craft Project Ideas for Elementary Teachers – 2024

You know that phrase, “taking one for the team?” Well, that about summarizes my week in the classroom. Because good gosh do I find bats to be hideous creatures. It physically pains me to look at them. You can only imagine how I feel about reading about their creepy finger/thumb-like things

### 3 Halloween Picture Books for Teaching Writing Skills in 2024

There are so many Halloween picture books for kids that are great mentor texts for young writers. Engaging students through picture books strengthens their writing by providing models of how to write narratives that include descriptive details and interesting word choices. While one of these books is most definitely a Halloween