Oh, So SPOOKY!! (October Fun)

I am finally in my third year of teaching. I have heard from everyone that your third year is supposed to be WAY better than your second and WAYYYY better than your first. So far, that has been true... however, it is still hard. This year I am trying to stay ahead of the game... two weeks ahead of the game, to be exact. I am still *trying* to get there, but all this planning ahead has got me thinking about my October activities and how I am going to align everything to the common core. It also doesn't hurt that my b-day is in October and so it is pretty much my favorite month! ;)

I've created a Halloween unit for grades K-2 called Oh, So Spooky! It has a cute lil' ghost glyph that I am super excited about! The glyph comes with a writing activity for the back and posters to go with your bulletin board display. My students will be making their ghosts right at the beginning of October, so they can be out on the hallway bulletin board all month long.

These are the posters, so everyone who walks by my class will know what the different parts mean:

This Packet Includes:
- Ghost Glyph Craft w/ Writing Activity and Posters
- Spooky Sentence Activity
- Spooky Story Activity
- Monster Math {Roll-a-Monster}
- Halloween Story Problems
- Bingo Game for Class Party

What fun things do you do in October?

The FIRST PERSON to leave me their email address will get this unit free!!


  1. so stinkin' cute!


  2. I love it!!!! Unfortunately I wasn't the first person :(


  3. Gladys....u are quick my friend :)
    So cute Lindsay!

  4. Hope what you say is true, I think this year has been harder than my first! Love doing glyphs...this one is too cute!

    For the Love of First Grade

  5. Love love love this! I just put it on my wishlist at TpT!

    A is for Apple B is for Blog

  6. This looks adorable!!!!! I wish I would have been first! :(

  7. Dang, Gladys!!!!!!!!!! You won two goodies tonight! Lucky duck with fast fingers!

    Mrs. Wheeler’s First Grade
    Mrs. Wheeler TpT

  8. Love this unit! So adorable! Where did you get the graphics from?

    Pixy Stix and Teacher Tricks

  9. That is too cute! I love October too, especially Halloween -- it's my birthday!
    Ruthanne rarace81@gmail.com

  10. Oh this is too cute!! LOVE October {it's my birthday month!} and Halloween... wish I was first! :( lol
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  11. The third year was the easiest for me too. Good luck! My birthday is also in October!

  12. Lucky Gladys! And yay for October birthdays - me too! (PS - I told some girls at my school about your word family book and sent them your way to buy... :)

    Tangled with Teaching

  13. This is adorable! We love the big eyes. Cute cute cute!
    ~Christy & Tammy
    Fluttering Through First Grade

  14. Hope I'm not too late. BOO!!!!!!!

  15. I love the glyph! I was just thinking about trying a different one this year. I've added your unit to my TpT wishlist!

  16. Well I am not first by a long shot, but this unit is still cute and will go on my wish list! :)


  17. My first year teaching I was lucky to have my next day plans ready. Yikes. My 2nd year I had my week done in advance. ON breaks like x-mass I would get two weeks done. My third year I had it down and was planned a month in advance and the veteran teachers would come to me to copy my plans. LOL Now 9 years after I started, (ouch 9 years really?) I am back to only doing a week at a time.

    When I would plan a month in advance it was just too much and when I had to alter stuff I never wanted to change my plans. :/ Anyway, I totally get why the veteran teachers came to copy my plans too. There is jut never enough time.

    Enjoy your 3rd year, it is a good one.

    Ms.M's Blog
    A Teacher's Plan

  18. Such a cute unit!!! Wish list, here I come!!

  19. Just absolutely darling! I am a new follower & love your goods!! Please visit me!
    Amy Howbert
    Little Miss Organized

  20. I am loving this! Your activities are always so precious. =)

    I would love for you to come and check out my give away when you get the chance you can win a prize package that includes a $50 Target gift card, a $25 TpT gift card and a $25 Lakeshore gift card. =)

    Heather's Heart

  21. This is my VERY first full year of teaching, so I understand the whole 'struggling to get ahead' thing.

    It's exhausting in more ways than I ever imagined. But, at the same time, in some weird way, I'm loving it!

    Needless to say, October is WAY ahead of my schedule at this point because I still have one week before I get there! LOL!

    Thank you for sharing though - this is precious and it never helps to get GREAT ideas from other creative minds!

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  23. Just made the ghost glyphs with my little kiddos -- they turned out SO cool!! Have gotten lots of compliments from other teachers in the building! I put the roll-a-monster in centers this week and they're LOVING it, too!!

    Thanks for sharing!!

    Mr. First Grade


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