Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Happy Homeschooling Halloween 2018!

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
I really enjoyed our walk through the neighborhood. Everyone was really nice too. We got to check out all of the awesome decorations. One house had a fog machine that flooded out onto the street making it even more spooky that the natural clouds were already doing. We even got invited in for a beer at one point. It was great to see everyone out and making local connections to celebrate the occasion.

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!

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