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Category: Halloween

Halloween Fluency Mini Lessons

Halloween is such a fun time of year! We couldn’t wait to make these Halloween Fluency in a Flash mini lessons! What is Fluency in a Flash? Fluency in a Flash is a brief, targeted routine for practicing reading fluency daily. Each day of the week focuses on a specific

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More Halloween Books We Love

Try as we may, we just can’t get enough of seasonal books. Do you have the same seasonal-book-buying affliction? One of the ways I love using seasonal books is in a daily countdown to the holiday. Here’s how we count down to Halloween with a spooky read every day! We

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Easy Class Parties

CLASS PARTY. The words sometimes strike fear in the heart of a teacher, right? As if we don’t already have enough to do, we have to plan a class party too? Oh the chaos! But it turns out it’s possible to put together a simple party, devoid of chaos, that’s

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Halloween Fun: Carving Out Time to Learn

We have a fun new bundle of Halloween activities for your little spooks! It’s important to us that when we make something seasonal that it’s both fun AND meaningful and we’ve worked hard to achieve that with these activities. They’re also differentiated so should be appropriate for grades 1-4! The

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Brain Breaks for Halloween (Freebie!)

Now that we know how important brain breaks are, how about some Halloween-themed ones to kick the fun up a notch? Oh and did I mention you can grab some for FREE? We created three types of brain breaks: Recharge – these brain breaks are for movement. Use these when

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Favorite Halloween Reads

Some people shop for shoes.  Some people love purses.  I couldn’t care less about either of those, but when it comes to holiday books, I’m a junkie!  Christmas books are my drug of choice, but I’ll take a hit off a St. Patrick’s Day book or back-to-school book (or Groundhog’s

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Halloween Roundup & New Freebie Game

We didn't get a chance to share any new Halloween posts with you this year. We've both just been crazy busy with other projects (busy bags, anyone??) But we do have some fun ideas you may have missed so I've rounded up the ideas + freebies for you all in

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Halloween Week: Candy, Candy, Candy

Got a giggle from this recording of Jerry Seinfeld reading his book Halloween.  So you get home from a fun night of trick or treating, your kids dragging their pillowcases full of candy behind them, and you think, "What on earth are we going to do with all this candy!?"

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Halloween Week: Web Favorites and a Freebie

Here's a round up of some of our favorite Halloween ideas! (Photos courtesty of Lori Sheets) Food:– Halloween Muffin Tin Lunch (The Kiwistein is my favorite part.)– Mummy Oreos on a Stick– Bagel Witches (DARLING)– Skeleton and Mummy Cookies (Using gingerbread man cookie cutters!)  Crafts:– Pumpkin Pinatas– Paper Plate Monsters–

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Halloween Week: The Games

We thought it might be helpful to show you some of the items in the shop and let you know how you can use them at school or at home while you celebrate Halloween. Yesterday we already told you about Costume Party Bingo. It's simple so your kids won't have

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Halloween Week: Classroom Halloween Parties

In my experience, the key to having a successful party, or at least one that you doesn't give you a headache, with 20+ children is to minimize waiting around time. Games like "pin the scar on the monster" are fun, but only one child can play at a time. That

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