# Halloween Bulletin Boards

##### Halloween Monsters
This bulletin board works well for many grade levels.
##### Halloween Monsters
Download the free patterns from Teachers Pay Teachers.
##### Halloween Monsters
Example ~ 6th Grader
##### Halloween Monsters
Example ~ 2nd Grader
1. Print the cards and monster heads onto heavyweight paper or cardstock. [Both colored and black line versions are provided.]
2. Cut out the head shapes on the solid bold lines.
3. Fold each head-shape on the dotted lines so that a pom-pom can be “sandwiched” between the layers.
4. Have students make a pom-pom stomach.
5. Tape a pom-pom over the circle stomach on the monster card. [Snack cakes may be substituted for pom-poms as a special Halloween party treat.]
6. Slide the head over the top of the pom-pom and tape it into place.
7. Students can write their analogy poems on the lines provided.

This activity is very versatile. Simply change the writing activity to a message for a special card from the teacher.

You can even adapt the activity for kindergarten. I asked students to tell me something they liked to do on Halloween. I wrote their sentences on index cards. The students then copied the sentences onto their monster card.

Simply change the writing activity to a message for a special card from the teacher.

##### Pumpkin Math
This is a second grade project.
##### Pumpkin Math
As you can see, students were extremely proud of their work.
##### Pumpkin Math
Inside the Jack-o-Lanterns, students showed-off their math skills by working problems.

Kindergarten students were extremely proud of their jack-o-lanterns. These were easy to make by simply cutting out construction paper shapes for features such as eyes, noses, and mouths and glue them onto pumpkin shapes.

This teacher had students use the jack-o-lanterns as covers for math assignments. Many different types of assignments could be included.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:

• Halloween Stories
• Jack-o-Lantern Descriptions
• T-Charts or Venn Diagrams Comparing Two Jack-o-Lanterns
• Step-by-Step How-To Directions for Making a Jack-o-Lantern
• Halloween Trivia
• Summary of a Halloween Themed Book
• Descriptions or How-To Create a Halloween Costume
• Persuasion Paragraph on Why Students Should Wear a Particular Halloween Costume
• History of Halloween
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