Trick or Treat! Free October Classroom Resources from Edmentum
Trick or Treat! Free October Classroom Resources from Edmentum
It’s the spookiest time of year! Check out a few of our favorite free resources that are perfect for your class this month. Whether you’re learning in person, virtually, or doing something in between, it’s easy to share these fun downloadable resources with your students and put everyone into the October spirit!
Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15)
Every year from September 15 to October 15, the United States observes National Hispanic Heritage Month, a national celebration of the cultures, traditions, accomplishments, and contributions of Hispanic Americans.
Kick off the celebration in your classroom during Hispanic Heritage Month with a free topical resource packet from Edmentum. In this packet, you’ll find fact sheets, critical thinking questions, and activities to help your class explore the significance of Hispanic Heritage Month, discuss different cultural traditions, and learn more about Spanish-speaking countries.
Check out this list of useful links that your class can use to learn more about the people, history, and heritage of Hispanic Americans.
National Bullying Prevention Month
Bullying comes in many different forms, including physical bullying, verbal bullying, and the increasingly common cyberbullying. But no matter what form it takes on, bullying is never cool. That’s why in October we observe National Bullying Prevention Month.
The FREE National Bullying Prevention Month Toolkit from Edmentum includes an age-appropriate poster, Fact Sheets, and critical thinking questions specifically created to educate your pre-K through 6th grade students. Help stop the cycle of bullying for the next generation by using these resources to begin a dialogue with your youngest learners about what bullying is, how to prevent it, and how to respond if it does happen. Check out this blog for more anti-bulling educational resources.
National Fire Prevention Week (October 8 – 14, 2022)
For young and old alike, Fire Prevention Week is a great reminder of the importance of fire safety! Best practices should be taught early and often to ensure young children are avoiding potentially hazardous situations and prepared to react in case of emergency—both at school and at home. During the designated week of October each year, we encourage you to dedicate some time to brushing up on safety practices with your students as part of the official Fire Prevention Week.
Learn why we observe this week each year and how you can help educate students on fire safety by downloading our free Fire Prevention Week Toolkit from Edmentum. This month’s resources includes Fact Sheets, Activities, and critical thinking questions to help review fire safety with your students. In addition, as you plan an upcoming lesson, don’t forget to check out this blog for five best practices for avoiding and responding to a fire.
Red Ribbon Week (October 23 – 31)
From October 23 to 31, schools around the nation will observe Red Ribbon Week®, the largest and longest-running annual campaign dedicated to drug prevention. Beyond spreading awareness on the dangers of drug and alcohol use, Red Ribbon Week also presents an excellent opportunity to teach students about the benefits of building lifelong healthy habits, physically, mentally, and emotionally.
To help you recognize this important campaign in the classroom, Edmentum is offering a Free Red Ribbon Week Topical Resource Packet, stuffed with activities, critical thinking questions, posters, and fact sheets designed to engage your students in constructive conversations on developing positive habits. Not sure where to kick-off the conversation? Check out our blog 5 Tips for Talking to Elementary Students About Healthy Habits.
Did you know that BASE Education incorporates SEL into the substance use and misuse suite and is appropriate for all students, not just high-risk teens? So much of the traditional approach to educating about substance use and misuse focuses on the facts and do/don’ts, but research-based social-emotional learning (SEL) programs prevent substance use and misuse through the promotion of both personal and social skills. Combine that approach with drug and alcohol curricula that integrate SEL, and you’ll have a powerful prevention and intervention combination. Learn more in this blog post.
Halloween Classroom Resources
Celebrate Halloween in your classroom with a free topical resource packet from Edmentum. In this packet, you’ll find spook-tacular critical thinking questions, fact sheets, activities, and a fun poster to help your class explore the traditions of Halloween, learn about the lifecycle of pumpkins, and even take part in a slimy experiment.
The Edmentum Brain Game – Halloween Edition
The Edmentum Brain Game is a fun, descriptive game that puts an interactive twist on flashcard review by challenging players to describe terms with a partner or group. There are multiple ways to play the game, so put your own spin on the rules to fit the needs of your students. Keep an eye out during the rest of the school year for more fun themed packs to add to your collection. For the full list of card packs and rules for the game, check out our website.
Edmentum Bingo! - Halloween Edition
Who doesn't love a nice game of Bingo? Our free downloadable Bingo cards are perfect for printing or downloading to play with your students, or posting on your social media story to play with friends. And don't forget to check out our other Bingo cards, too!
Fun Halloween Lesson Ideas
Looking for fun ways to incorporate a fancy dress day into a lesson? Your classroom may not be the place for witches or ghosts this year, but there are creative ways you can incorporate a fun, educational Halloween day into your lesson plan on October 31. Take a look at these three education-appropriate ideas to help celebrate Halloween at school.
No matter what your classroom looks like this year, there’s always a way to get into the autumn season spirit! Share how you celebrate success in your classroom this year with us on social media by tagging @edmentum! And be sure to browse Edmentum’s Free Resources page for fun, interactive toolkits, downloadables and more.