Hey teaching friends! I was thinking about how quickly the fall seems to be going – for me anyway. And how the holidays seem to be rushing past! I just realized that Halloween is coming in 2 short weeks – ahhhh! The good news? It is on a Friday this year, so most of sugar highs will be gone by the time Monday rolls around – lol!
In our local area, it seems as though EVERYONE is now having trick or treat in multiple places on different nights. I have no less than 6 different locations in my local area where my kids can go to grab some free candy – and that is beyond our local neighborhood! While my hubby may be cool with all that stash, I am not sure my waistline will be appreciative of it sitting in the cabinet through Christmas.
Perhaps some of your classroom parents feel the same and I have a fun solution for the week AFTER Halloween! The Great Candy Comparison!
Simply ask your students to bring in 2-3 handfuls of their Halloween candy stash. If some forget, just run to the local big box store and grab some mix packs o leftover candy on clearance.
Run off this fun 8-page freebie front to back – or place under the doc cam if you need to save on paper – and have the students work through it using their candy.
After the project is done, you have 3 choices:
1 – Have the students eat one piece and then turn it over to you where you can use it until Christmas for student incentives.
2 – Have the students take it back home.
3 – Confiscate it for your own personal stash in your desk for those days when you really need something. lol.
Whatever you decide to do with it – I am sure the students will have fun using real-world objects to analyze geometry and grouping concepts!
Have fun and save a Snickers bar for me,