Although Halloween is not an Estonian holiday, we still celebrate and speak about it at school. It gives many exciting possibilities for language learning - starting with poems and songs to all kinds of writing activities.
Class 4 started thinking about Halloween already in September. We read a text about one festival in Spain and I decided to connect it with Halloween. The children drew their Halloween costumes and wrote a note to their friend.
The Halloween Party actually did take place in our school and it was great fun! Class 3 performed at the party with a Trick-Or-Treat Rap. They truly enjoyed practicing it in the lessons :)
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Class 2 learned to say one fingerplay - "Five Little Pumpkins". You can find the text here:
Actually, the main topic during Halloween week was MONSTERS! The readers this week were "Do Not Open This Book Again" by A. Lee and "I Need My Monster" by A. Noll. Both books are funny and give many possibilities for discussion.
Classes 2- 4 also got to draw and write about monsters. With Class 2 we first revised body parts and I gave them a short list with the words (the pictures matching the words were also on the board, for help). Then each child got a dice and rolled it to get to know the number of each body part on the list. After that, children filled in and copied a short gap-fill text and drew their monsters according to the numbers on the list. Finally, each one presented their work. Here you can see the monsters:
Class 3 started with drawing a monster and then compiled a text with the help of gap-fill exercise. Here are their works:
Class 4 focused on adjectives and filled in a poem. Here are some examples: