Sunday, October 27, 2013

Halloween Is... : A Must Read Mentor Text and A Halloween Math Mini Book Freebie

Hi Friends it's the Sunday before Halloween and time for Collaboration Cuties' weekly Must Read Mentor Text Link Up.  This week's topic is social studies.  No better time to read Halloween Is . . .  by Gail Gibbons.
True to form Gibbons highlights the origins of this holiday and touches on the different traditions that are a part of Halloween.  This text is part of a series of nonfiction books that explain holidays and what makes them special.  These books are simple to understand and very informative.  They are a great addition to an early elementary classroom library.

Reading Halloween Is. . .  is one of the activities we will be doing in class this week.  Another is math related.  I created a fun little Halloween word problem math mini book to use with my students.  If you would like a copy of this mini book click on the picture below.  

Speaking of Halloween, we are totally ready at our house.  Candy has been bought, decorations are up, and yesterday we carved our pumpkin.  A was a big help.  She cleaned all the goop and seeds like a pro (she's already helped the grandparents).  She can't wait for Thursday.

Halloween is such a fun holiday for kids.  Be sure to harness some of this excitement for learning in your classroom.  
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  1. Your math mini-book is too adorable and perfect for one of my groups to do during math rotations this week - thank you so much! Happy Halloween to you and your sweet daughter - I am the one in my family who has to scoop the goop.

  2. I love Gail Gibbons but I have never seen this book. It looks interesting! Your math mini book looks adorable!! As do you and your daughter!!

    Thanks for linking up!
    Collaboration Cuties

  3. I am so excited to see another math mini book. Your Columbus Day version was a big hit with my first graders, so I can't wait to use this one, too. Thanks for sharing!!


  4. Sweet picture of you and your daughter!! Thanks for sharing your math mini book- very generous!
    Happy Halloween,
    Creating a Thoughtful Classroom

  5. Thanks for sharing Mrs. Monroe! My class did your mini math book on Halloween for part of our math time. It was a great tool for them to practice identifying important information in word problems and solving them as well as just plain FUN with a Halloween theme! I appreciate your hard work and willingness to share... :)