Friday, October 12, 2012

Monster Mash Giveaway

Today my students earned a Monster Mash Party! 

We started our Monster Mash today by reading the book, I Need My Monster by Amanda Noll.  I absolutely love the illustrations in this book.  It is filled with loads of descriptive words and is great for Halloween.  After our read aloud, students responded to some multiple choice, short response, and extended response questions.  You can find my literature pack on this book here.

Then students wrote letters to the monster under the bed persuading him to come back along with other fun monster related writing prompts.  They topped their papers with cute monsters and we used these to decorate our hallway.  You can find my monster theme writing pack here.

For math, students reviewed addition and subtraction problems with a monster match-up activity during centers. 

We ate a delicious monster cupcakes for snack and drank some juice.

We also ate a monster mash snack containing popcorn, M&Ms and candy corn while we watched a few clips from the movie Monsters, Inc.!

I created a little Friday freebie for you.  It includes these two worksheets.

Check out all the other Friday Freebies available by clicking the button below.

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The adorable monster clipart that appears in all my new monster products was created by Krista Wallden.  Take a peak at her lovely blog, The Creative Chalkboard.  She has loads of freebies, including some monster ones!  You can purchase her Monsters Under the Bed clipart at her TPT store.

But wait, there's more!  Want to have your own Monster Mash?  Enter my giveaway to win a copy of Amanda Noll's book, I Need My Monster and all 3 of my activity packs (for reading, writing, and math monster fun).  If you win, I'll email you the PDF files for all 3 activity packs and will send the Hardcover book to you in the mail as soon as you give me your mailing address.

The monster that appears on my giveaway button is one of the many you can find it Krista Wallden's Monsters Under the Bed pack.

So what are you waiting for?  Enter now!

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Can't wait?  Want to have your own monster related day (or week) now?  Purchase my monster theme items here.

Happy Friday!  Unleash your inner monster this weekend!


Christie said...

I have never heard of this book but it looks so cute! I don't have a favorite Halloween read aloud book, though. We have never done anything for Halloween at our school until this year. I'm looking high and low now for the best book to read to my class this year.

Unknown said...

What a great giveaway! I am crossing my fingers!
TIPS: Teach, Inspire, and Prepare Students

Stacy said...

Thanks for the chance at winning! Looks super fun!

The Craft of Teaching said...

I think my favorite Halloween book is The Hallo-Wiener by Dav cute! Thanks for a great giveaway!

Craft of Teaching

Rachel said...

Love reading The Night Before Halloween!

Anonymous said...

My favorite Halloween book is The Hallo-Weiner.

Jessica said...

Love that book. I'm going to have to check it out!

As for my favorite Halloween book, I'm not sure . . . I usually don't do much for Halloween. It's my least favorite holiday. Not sure why. But seeing all the cute stuff out there is starting to change my mind!

What i have learned

April Walker said...

I have never really read any Halloween read alouds with my students. I would love to do some this year though!
~April Walker
The Idea Backpack

Jennifer Jasewicz said...

This book is great for Halloween...but does not make any reference of Halloween. It's the perfect book if you teach at a school that does not want you to celebrate the holiday!


Beth Shavelson said...

Tell Me a Scary Story, But Not Too Scary. It even came with a CD where the author reads it aloud.

forkin4th said...

My fav. Halloween read-aloud is Vunce Upon a Time for its cuteness and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow for its suspense!

Thanks for offering this giveaway and I hope it brings you much success!

Antonia @ forkin4th

Elizabeth said...

I love the Hallo-wiener.

Fun in Room 4B

Katie Smith - I Want to be a Super Teacher said...

Thanks for the fun giveaway! We always read some mini-mysteries during Halloween time.
I Want to be a Super Teacher

Rikki said...

That book is so cute! What an awesome giveaway. I'm having a giveaway too. Check it out!
The Hive

BB said...

I love this book, also.
Anyone who has ever been afraid that something was under the bed or in the closet can relate! B-)

Mrs. Brown said...

Great giveaway...always love finding out about new books to share with my kids. My favorite Halloween book to share is Arthur's Halloween by Marc Brown. I just love Arthur stories!

Unknown said...

Super giveaway!! I don't really have a favorite read a loud book for Halloween...we have never used one before...but I am always on the lookout for more books to read.

I have my fingers & toes crossed for winning!! :)

Mrs. B's Nook

Laura said...

Ahh I don't really know if I have a favorite Halloween read aloud.. I don't read to my kids a lot of Holiday books (shame on me!) but I do LOVE when THEY are the authors and share their scary stories :) They love sitting in the author's chair and showing what they got as writers!! :)


Fourth Grade Flipper said...

I like to read from a poetry book of spooky poems this time of year. Also, I have "boo'ed" you! Check out my blog and let me know if you see a treat from my TPT store that I could send you:)
Fourth Grade Flipper

Donna said...

I'm a new follower! Don't really have a favorite Halloween read aloud, but love reading mysteries this time of year.

Young Daze in 5th Grade

Caitlyn Delaney said...

My favorite Halloween book to read aloud is "Shake Dem Halloween Bones." So much fun!

Fourth Grade Lemonade

Lori R said...

I like to read It's Pumpkin Time but I don't really have a favorite since we have to watch what we read.