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!