Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Halloween Tooth and Other Halloween-themed Resources from Scholastic

The chill in the air and the shorter days means that autumn is here and before too long kids will be thinking about Halloween costumes. Scholastic recently published a set of thirteen Halloween-themed writing and mathematics activities. I tried three of them this morning.

The Halloween Tooth: Max's Math Adventure is a math activity for K-2 students. In the activity students read and listen to a poem about Halloween candy then complete a set of activities in which they make patterns and count candy.

Halloween Web Hunt is a simple web quest for students in grades three through five. The activity has students visit a virtual museum and online libraries to answer questions about mummies, bats, and Halloween history.

Writing Mysteries provides a template and walks elementary school students through the process of writing mystery stories.

Click here for a list of other Halloween resources that I've reviewed.