Free Halloween Poetry Game (Grades 3-5)

If you are looking for some last minute Halloween ideas, this is the place to be. I’ve compiled for you some of my favorite Halloween poems from around the web, and I also have a great Halloween poetry freebie to share with you. I’ll start with that 🙂 The Spider and the Ghost of the Fly by Vachel Lindsay I […]

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Halloween Science Idea for Forces and Motion

Here is a simple Halloween science activity for teachers who are looking for something a little Halloween-y but don’t want to stray too far from the curriculum. It is designed for third grade Forces and Interaction standard:  3-PS2-2. Make observations and/or measurements of an object’s motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.   […]

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Halloween Around the World

Ahh…Halloween. Free candy. Costumes. Trick or treating. Did I mention candy? Here in the US, Halloween is synonymous with trick or treating. Halloween, in some form or another, is widely celebrated around the world, but not all countries call it Halloween and not all countries trick or treat. In fact, most countries have their own unique way of celebrating. I came […]

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exploring arrays with pumpkins

Arrays are a superfood of math. For real. Have you ever really considered all of the mathematical concepts you can teach with arrays? No? Well, read on. Arrays can help practice: skip counting, repeated addition, multiplication facts, commutative property, fact families, factors, square numbers, prime & composite, area, and perimeter.  Not only are they concept-dense, but students grasp the idea of an array […]

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