by Teacher2Teacher Team | 10.26.16
Boo! It’s the season for tricks and treats, and for many teachers, that means bringing some Halloween fun into the classroom and your practice. In last week’s slowchat, hosted by teachers Lyndsay Nottingham and Sarah Thomas, we asked you to share the spooktacular ways you’re incorporating Halloween into your lesson plans. Read on for 10 of the T2T community’s responses and share your own in the comments below!
- “I have incorporated Halloween into math stations for intervention time. Every task card is Halloween-themed.”—@irisnraga
- “I teach about Dia de los Muertos and invite parents who celebrate in to teach us! Connecting with parents by valuing their culture!”—@hirsch_tara
- “Hosting STEM family night with [a] Halloween theme. Challenges with eyeball ping pong balls, skeleton hands and creepy surprises.”—@SkylineSTREAM
- “Dark room, eerie music, read Poe’s Tell-Tale Heart, acted out scenes…kids freaked—and loved it.”–@MistaB10
- “We annotated Halloween-themed nonfiction articles like ‘The Neuroscience of Zombies.’ High interest for sure!”—@kraus_mrs
- “We compare Dia de los Muertos and Halloween to finish up Hispanic Heritage Month.”—@amanda_clairet
- “1. Spooky writing contest 2. Read a scary book and write a review contest 3. Create spooky art to go with it contest.”—@Jhaywardtwit
- “A great teacher I know named Marlo Etchison did candy corn arrays for multiplication facts.”—@jennbrumsped1
- “Several times I went as a mime, played many different roles but did not speak the whole classroom day…FUN.”—@burgan_d
- “I’m using nonfiction articles about zombie animals as well as zombie fractions and graphing.”—@tdpace02
Don’t miss this week’s slowchat about your best #TeacherLife quotes—use #T2TChat to join in the conversation with hosts Lyndsay Nottingham and Sarah Thomas. And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter if you don’t already!