Sunday, October 18, 2015

Tricks & Treats: A Halloween Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Its my favourite time of year! Leaves are brightening our world, bugs have disappeared, cool but sunny days are in the forecast and the holidays are right around the corner! So what's a gal to do to celebrate this wonderful time of year? Participate in an amazing blog hop and giveaway with a few other TpT Authors and friends! 

Last year, I took my students on a field trip around the school. We visited each classroom, and were able to see everyone's costumes. It was a lot of fun, and my students loved showing off their costumes as well.

Then, when we went back to the classroom, I whipped out this Halloween Writing Activity, where students simply write about their favourite Halloween costume and justify their answer. We discussed options at first, and really dived into the *why*. I love developing their critical thinking! 

I always have a page protector glued onto each locker and students will decorate and add their finished text to this page protector to decorate the hallways and showcase their work. This turned into a whole-school activity as other classrooms wanted to come and read what my students wrote and see if anyone thought their costume was the best! 

Click here (or the image) to be able to download your Halloween Writing Activity for free! I have both Canadian/UK as well as US spelling included (because I use the word favourite/favorite!)

I told you this blog hop and giveaway was amazing! Not only do you get tips and tricks, you also have a chance to win one of 4 TpT $25 Gift Cards! How amazing is that!

Entering is simple! The rafflecopter is below, but you need my secret word to enter! My secret word is Skeleton! Fingers crossed!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Now don't forget to keep on going and "haunt over" to our next wonderful blogger, I Heart Grade 3 for her tips, tricks and secret word!

Want to add even more educational fun to your Halloween day? Check out my Halloween Close Reading Poetry and Writing Activity

Happy Halloween!