We had a lot of fun with Halloween in homeschool this year. We spent the last week working on review using Halloween themed exercises. We covered parts of speech in language arts; multiplication, time, place value, comparing numbers, rounding and graphing in math; shape poetry and creative writing in writing; catapult construction and physics as well as a vampire bat study in science; Halloween history and traditions in history and social studies; and we read The Haunted Library: A Ghost in the Attic by Dori Hillstad Butler, Frankenstein by Ludworst Bemonster and Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich by Adam Rex for reading.
|Zoey using candy corns to represent the greater than/less than signs while comparing numbers.|
|Zoey's Shape Poem|
We even saw a black cat while we were out Trick-or-Treating.
For Halloween night, we decided to go Trick-or-Treating in our neighborhood. It was a great adventure. Zoey dressed up as a Pink Princess. She did her make up and everything. We went down a stretch that didn't have as many kids on it. Most of the people we visited were glad to have some one stop by.
|Pretty Princess Zoey|
|Fog machine rolling out onto the street|
|There were some great decorations while we were out.|
|A black cat crossed our path.|
The next day, we collected data from our Halloween candy run. It was great to turn such a fun event into a learning opportunity. Especially when we got to taste test all the candy for science!
|Our Halloween candy data collection|
|Zoey graphed the results for a visual representation|
|Then we got to test each candy and decide our favorites|
It was a great Halloween and we covered a lot in our homeschooling lessons in the process. I hope you also had a great celebration!