Welcome to the Tricks and Treats Hallowe'en Blog Hop and Giveaway. I am so glad you stopped by. We are each going to be sharing a helpful tip or idea to help with your Hallowe'en celebrations in the classroom.
My best advice is to KEEP IT SIMPLE!
In my experience in First Grade it is best to celebrate, but within your predictable routine. We already know our children are beside themselves with excitement. By enjoying fun Hallowe'en activities in the regular structure of the day your students get to celebrate, but things are less likely to slip over the edge into chaos!
I love to use themed math and literacy centers leading up to Hallowe'en as well as incorporate as much Art as I can.
We created great paint chip Frankenstein's last year using green paint chips from the hardware store! For some reason I cannot find any pictures of my own student's work but here is the inspiration for the craft. The kids loved it, so I will be doing this craft with my first graders again this year. It will probably accompany a piece of writing too!
In math we will be using my new Halloween patterning center this week as we wrap up patterning
As a special thank you for stopping by you can grab this Math Center FREEBIE to use with your students. Students will look at each card and determine if it is a pattern or not and then place it on the sorting mat. I have also included a recording sheet so students can record their work as they go.
There are so many great Hallowe'en books to pick from but these are a few of my favourites that I always share with my students.
Now for the exciting part! In order to enter our giveaway and have a chance to win 1 of 4 TPT gift cards you will need to enter my secret word in the Rafflecopter. Here is my secret word!
Now make your way to the next blog for another great tip and freebie! Click on the ghost below to head to the next blog.
You can also check out this set of Hallowe'en Math Centers to practice numbers to 30 if you are looking for more Center Activities.
Thanks for stopping by!