Am the only one who has had Halloween sneak up on her? I mean, I have the costumes mostly done, and I have the candy bought, but somehow I forgot to plan a fun Halloween school unit! So I spent some time this weekend working on a unit for us to do today, because tomorrow we are going to go on a mini-field trip to a pumpkin patch.
The three essentials of a unit study for me are literature (reading), writing, and math. Then I try to throw in a craft activity and possibly a food. Here is what we have planned for our unit:
Halloween Pie by Michael Tunnell
Jack-o-Lanterns by Lola Schaefer
The Magic Pumpkin by Bill Martin
Rattlebone Rock by Sylvia Andrews
Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet by Diane De Groat
We will read Riddles that Rhyme for Halloween Time by Leonard Kessler and then choose a riddle for copywork and an illustration.
We will do some Halloween Magic Squares with double-digit addition.
Crafts and Activities.
History and puzzles from SchoolExpress Halloween unit study.
Fizzle Pumpkin Painting
Since we have hot dogs at church tomorrow night, we are going to fix our Halloween dinner tonight. We are planning to fix turkey burgers with jack-o-lantern cheese slices and "bloody fingers", aka french fries with ketchup.
Tomorrow we are going to a small pumpkin patch. We already have all of our pumpkins and decorations, but we HAVE to go to the pumpkin patch, right??