October is probably one of my most favorite times of year when it comes to children’s books. This section of my classroom library is enormous, and I can never say no to a good Halloween book.
My blogger friends seem to think so too because we have some amazing read alouds picked out and ready to share with you for the month of October.
The rhyming and catchy-ness of the story pair well with the illustrations, for a book your students are sure to enjoy.
Sequencing anything is a tough skill for many of my students. Numbers, following a word in sequential order to spell it correctly, and retelling events in a story to be more specific…
…so we’re going to make these adorable mummy bags to help us retell the events in TWAOMWSAS. We do this activity with all of the Old Lady books and my kids LOVE these little retelling bags. They take them home at the end of the day too, so they can tell their parents all about the book.
If you don’t want to create the baggie mummy, you can create a lunch bag mummy (instructions are included with the picture of a finished lunch bag mummy). Both are a super simple activity that engages students and helps them with sequencing.
We do the baggie activity first because it helps students then re-sequence the story as we work through other sequencing pages. The kids can write numbers on the back to help them remember, which is a super easy accommodation.
Then we switch gears to bingo daubers. I know, we have so much fun in Life Skills!
We go circle by circle and determine if the object / animal inside of the circle was in the story we read. If it was in the story, we use the dauber to highlight it. It’s a great quick check activity that students can also perform independently too.
We do all sorts of cut and paste sequencing activities with pictures and words. It’s super easy to differentiate for all of the learners in my classroom, or use the same for each to practice vocabulary words.
To finish off our lesson, we make our own mummy! All you need is crepe, tissue, or construction paper, a little glue and the pattern.
Glitter Glue is a f.a.v.o.r.i.t.e. in our room, so we break it out on super special occasions. Not only do we practice using on a little bit of glue, the kids really love seeing the spooky, sparkly purple glue peak through the mummy’s wrappings.