This is one of the busiest times of the year for teachers. Students are settled into routines. It’s nearing the end of the first trimester (or quarter). Assessments are approaching and report cards will be due soon. Who has parent conferences in October? Oh, and what about those holidays? They’re sneaking up on us!
With our lack of time this month, I’ve decided to pull together a few October themed resources in one place for you. These are all previous blog posts from my blog, What I Have Learned or blog posts on Who’s Who that will assist you with some thematic teaching in October. Whether it’s bats, owls, Halloween, or Columbus Day, these ideas might help you will some upcoming lesson planning.
all about my favorite books to use during the month of October. There is a range of fiction and nonfiction and grade levels range from K-3.
introduce nonfiction writing, including generating facts from several resources, creating a circle map, and writing.
this one is how we explored why certain measurements came out the way they did and how we developed academic language with comparing different measurements. Talking about how something is larger than or smaller than something else is so difficult for students!
October ideas from Who’s Who and Who's New
This post is all about bats! It provides some good resources and ideas for K-1 classrooms.
Another fun post with a twist. I'm sure you can guess the topic - wiener dogs!
Another post for K-1 classrooms that has songs and fun activities.
And, if you need some ways to Destress this month, because October is one of those high stress months, this September Destress post might help out
I hope have found some of these references useful for your October planning. October is one of this months that is filled with fun, but also so many assessments, parent conferences for some, and report cards. Enjoy the spirt of the month, the fall weather, and try to not stress out too much about the all the "to dos".