Spooktacular Classroom ideas

ThPumpkin_Head_clothing_icon_ID_1095is week most schools are preparing for the Halloween midterm break. Most of the students in my school are hyper already at the thought of a week of freedom and today I found it quite hard to get full concentration if any at all. This has left me drained and I was beginning to dread tomorrow but instead I have decided to embrace the crazy. Since it is the last two days of term I am going to have two Spooktacular days.

Tomorrow I plan on setting the Halloween mood with spook filled lessons. I do not want to go over board with games and quizzes before Friday or the students will be completely nuts with excitement  so I will use comprehensions, group work and project work to create a fun filled learning zone. Education.com have an amazing selection of Halloween themed comprehensions and handouts. Two I will definitely have in my bag of tricks tomorrow will include the History of Zombies and The Story of Big Foot.

On Friday our school is having a fancy dress competition so students should definitely be in the spirit. As it is my first year teaching in a school for Halloween I will obviously be embracing my inner child and dressing up too 🙂 I will have pictures on twitter I promise.

In regards to classroom content for Friday I plan on using group games and quizzes to allow students enjoy the last day of term as much as possible. I will call on my old friend Kahoot for come classes but I will also play games such as Pictionarie – Halloween themed of course and History of Halloween quizzes. The Teacher’s corner has a great selection of ideas including a list of Halloween riddles which could be fun. For the senior students I have downloaded documentaries on the history of Halloween from The History Channel (all available on you tube). I am excited already and I will post a blog to let you know how the students react. So for now I will leave you with a spooky riddle see if you can work it out 🙂

What is a ghosts favourite direction?