October 2021 Newsletter

Happy October!

I’ll admit it- I’m one of those people who loves fall. It was always my favorite time of year in the classroom, too. By the time October rolls around, you’ve gotten to know your students, established your routines, and you’re gearing up for the holidays. My teammates and I used to celebrate the end of October with Pumpkin Day in first grade.

Each teacher in our grade level planned a pumpkin-themed activity centered around reading, writing, science, math, or art. Our students rotated to each classroom to engage in the activities. I loved this because it meant I only needed to plan one lesson, rather than multiple stations within my own classroom!

There are so many options for Pumpkin Day activities- deciding what to do can be a little overwhelming! I’ve gathered some of my favorite activities on the blog to help you plan, such as this free response activity for The Ugly Pumpkin by Dave Horowitz:

Free Handout for The Ugly Pumpkin by Dave Horowitz

Speaking of free resources, I bet you’re wondering about October’s First of the Month freebie! I put together some easy, no prep Halloween writing activities for you this month:

Free Halloween Writing Prompts

These silly writing prompts are sure to get your students’ creative juices flowing! If you’re looking for a more in-depth fall writing project, you might want to check out My Teacher is a Skeleton:

Fall Freebie Round-Up:

In case you missed September’s newsletter, you can access it by clicking here. I hope you enjoy October’s First of the Month Freebie! Thanks for reading and best wishes for a fabulous fall!

Take care,
Erika @ Little Owl’s Teacher Treats

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Erika @ Little Owl’s Teacher Treats believes in creating warm, engaging classroom environments that are inclusive of all students. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Penn State University in 2008, and a Master of Arts in Mathematics Education, K-6 from Western Governors University in 2016. She also studied Reading Education at the graduate level at the University of Pittsburgh. Erika taught 5th grade for a year, but she found her true calling teaching first grade for eight years.

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