Classroom Activities: Halloween Party Alternatives

It’s no secret that many schools have ceased Halloween celebrations, given many families’ religious beliefs that conflict with the annual end-of-October festivities.

But there are still many ways that educators can acknowledge the crisp fall season without compromising a student’s beliefs.

Here are a couple alternatives to traditional Halloween celebrations that your students will certainly enjoy:

Children’s Book Character Parade – You and your class can dress up as characters from their favorite books and walk through the hall in a parade.

Career Day -- This Halloween party alternative lets students to dress up like the professional (lawyer, fireman, web editor, etc.) they would like to be when they become adults.

Fall Festival, or “Falloween” Celebrations -- These include field trips to the pumpkin patch and apple orchard, fall-themed pumpkin activities, and learning about plant life and nocturnal animals.

Elsewhere on today, we give a rundown of our favorite math apps. These iPad apps for teachers strive to make math something that students look forward to learning and educators eager to teach.

By using these iPad apps for teachers in and beyond your classroom, you will undoubtedly facilitate fun learning and even spark a bit of imagination in your K-8 classrooms.

October is Bully Prevention Month. Did you know that TeachHUB can be your go-to resource for an in-service day dedicated to helping your district combat bullying?

Our turnkey in-service solutions feature professional, industry-leading expert speakers and are prepared to give an exceptional presentation on this topic and many others.

In a TeachHUB-led in-service seminar, teachers will participate in various anti-bullying activities and they will anti-bullying strategies they can use to help prevent and intervene with bullying behavior and participate in modeled exercises to create self-awareness within a child.

Teachers will learn how other educators are encouraging anti bullying behavior in and outside of the classroom across the country.