Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Day After Halloween

I've come to the conclusion that one of the only days more challenging than Halloween is the day AFTER Halloween.  There is nothing quite like a room full of children who've eaten nothing but candy over the past 24 hours.  I've heard many teachers say that November 1st should be a school holiday, and I think that sounds like a great idea!  However, I don't see that happening, so I've tried to find ways to go with it rather than fight for my students' attention all day.  I've combined a few of the activities I like to do with my students for a new product on TpT that you can check out here if you're interested.
I like to use the Nutrition Facts math lesson to show students exactly what they are putting into their bodies with this math activity.
I also do a little scientific observations and descriptive writing using the candy they got trick-or-treating.
I'll also have my students graph their candy, and even though it's not technically time to introduce the concept, I'm going to do a supply and demand lesson on Halloween items by comparing the prices of Halloween goods before and after Halloween.

Hopefully this will make the transition of going back to a regular school day a little easier for the students and for me!

For more ideas, check out this linky party!


Mrs. Corbitt said...

I too would be fine with making November 1st a no school day. Until then . . . I love your much more creative solution to the ”problem.”

Kristin said...

SO CUTE!!! Thanks for sharing!
A Teeny Tiny Teacher

Meghan Mayhew said...

Thank you for commenting on my blog. :-) I love followers too! ;-) I too agree with you about the day following Halloween! There is a local dentist in our town that pays kids to buy back their candy and then the dentists office ships the candy to troops overseas. It's a pretty cool incentive for kids!

Mrs. Corbitt said...

I wanted to thank you for the link for Words Their Way sorts! I think that it will save me a lot of time. You rock!!!

Ms. Gruver said...

I love the idea of incorporating Halloween into the day after lessons! I'll have to try to find a way to make it first grade appropriate!

Sarah said...

Hello all! I am a student teacher doing a stage in a kindergarten classroom, and one of my assignments is to actually create a lesson based on the "Day After Halloween". I was wondering if anyone could share ways that these ideas could be more age appropriate?

Ashleigh said...

Sarah, could you send me an email?

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