They are to continue the festivities by BOO’ing two other teachers, and so on and so forth. Once you have Boo’ed someone, you place the Boo sign on their mailbox so that everyone knows who has or hasn’t yet been Boo’ed. If you would like to spread the Boo Gram love with your staff to help the, grab this little Fall pick-me-upper here at my Teachers Pay Teachers store for free!
Happy Fall y’all! Fall. I love this time of the year, for so many reasons ranging from the fact that it is boot and scarf weather, to the countless activities that can be done in the classroom to engage our students in learning. Here are some two fancy ways to add to your Autumn at school- one for your coworkers and one for your students!
With Halloween around the corner, why not spread some sunshine to the staff by boo’ing them. Let’s be honest, we all need a little pick me up in October. This is the time of the year where the back from Summer honeymoon is over and our students are getting a little more chatty, a little more forgetful and teachers need to be reminded that the school year is a constant ebb and flow. Boo Grams can cheer those up during the flow part.
If you aren’t familiar with Boo Grams, it is a fun activity for the Staff that helps them get into the Halloween Spirit. You simply choose 2 coworkers to “BOO!” What this means is that you get some little treat, candy, Target dollar section finds or anything festive and then you secretly place them in a staff member’s mailbox. You can also have a students deliver it or have the custodian help you sneak into their room. With the little gift, you also leave a “You’ve Been Boo’ed” sign along with the poetic directions.
Now that we have the staff covered, let’s engage those kiddos. Every Fall I like to introduce the Scientific Method to my students in a fun and yummy way.
After you go over the different steps in the Scientific Method, they get a chance to practice while trying to dissolve Candy Corn into various solvents to see which solution will dissolve it the fastest. It is a quick, but meaningful, 2-3 day activity that will totally enthrall your class.
I do this experiment again in the Winter with The Great Candy Cane Experiment and in the Spring with The Great Peep Experiment. The kids love to compare each experiment, and I have them present as well as write about their findings. Hope you enjoys these two tricks- not treats this October. Have a Fancy October friends!