Monday, October 14, 2013

Grammar Girls/Guys and The History of Halloween

Here it is! 
This will be my one post for the week.
I have parent/teacher conferences
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night.
I'm sure by Friday I will have no energy to post.
Wish me luck.
So instead of getting things ready,
I'm writing to all of you.
These are two of my
1.  Grammar Girls/Guys/Animals/etc.
We are working a lot of recognizing and using
the different parts of speech.
A fun way to practice these skills
was by creating grammar characters.
Everyone chose their character.
We had animals, famous people, classmates
and some kids even created themselves.
Then we added hands, feet or other equipment
and details that went along with the character.
Finally, we filled in our information.
Each hand, foot or piece of equipment
had a different part of speech.
We used nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs
that were related to our character.
The whole project took about four days,
and the kids had a lot of fun.
Plus it will be great to have these up
for the parents to see at conferences.
#2 - The History of Halloween
with QR codes
I'm not a big fan of Halloween.
Never have been a fan,
but most kids love it!
In order to make it somewhat educational,
my students will learn about the History of Halloween. 

The students get to go around the room
and scan the code.
Then they read the information and answer the questions
on the worksheet that is provided.
I know that not everyone has access to QR code scanners,
so I've also included cards with the information and no codes.
This could be used as a whole class activity
where the teacher does one card a day.
I place the cards around the room
and we spend two days scanning and answering.
You could also make it into a center.
As always, I like to have a mini-giveaway
with my new products.
To enter, comment below:
Are you a fan of Halloween?


  1. I love Halloween, but we aren't allowed to celebrate it at school. I try to find other fun ways to celebrate the season instead.

    Hunter's Teaching Tales
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  2. Love it, still allowed to celebrate it would love love love to have this set!!! I hope I win it!!!

  3. I really love the orca whale/shark! Fun pictures! I'm having a giveaway over at my blog too--where everyone is a winner!
    Kids Math Teacher

  4. Don't mind it but try to teach other distraction units such as pumpkins and spiders until just prior to the big day.
    - Kelly

  5. I have loved Halloween since I was little. I think I just love all of the creative costumes that are made...not the scary ones though! I love the posters that your students made. Super cute!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  6. Such cute grammar characters! Very creative! I have three that don't celebrate Halloween this year, so I won't be either. :(
    Head Over Heels For Teaching

  7. I like Halloween a lot. It's such a sweet time for kiddos. (Pun intended.). I love your History of Halloween activity. My kiddos love working with QR codes. Thank you for the opportunity.

  8. I love Halloween but I don't usually do a whole lot for it. This sounds like a fun activity!

  9. I like to try to keep Halloween educational and fun. Its not only about the candy! LOL

  10. I love Halloween! Thanks for sharing the History of Halloween Cards (I don't have the QR scanner, so appreciate your including the information on the cards). I'm probably the only one! LOL I wanted to share this with you...I'm doing a Halloween Treat Bag Exchange on my blog. I'd really love it if you'd join us. Please check it out on my blog and comment with your email if you're interested in participating. I'd love if you could share with your friends. We all deserve a little treat for working so hard as teachers and bloggers! Hope you have a great week!

    A Teaspoon of Teaching

  11. Hell to the halloween yes...enough!!

  12. I like Halloween but not the scary stuff! Great idea for an activity!


  13. Not much a fan of Halloween. I do love this time of year, though. I mostly get excited for Christmas.

  14. Love everything about Halloween! This is super cute! :)