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Monsters!

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Every October we pick a “Halloween(ish)” study theme.   Last year the boys decided on “Monsters” as their focus.  Here’s our collection of monstrous resources and activities.

Information articles about monsters and other Halloween(ish) creatures  http://www.thealmightyguru.com/Halloween/Halloween-Monsters.html

Monster(ish) Vocabulary List and Word Games –  https://myvocabulary.com/word-game-puzzles/monsters-vocabulary/

Video of Top 10 Monsters in the Bible  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RLsCXAYm-s

Monster Quiz Interactive  http://www.factmonster.com/quizzes/monsters/1.html

Monster Mash dance instructional video  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJ8DOL-KeWw

Free audio book of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein  http://www.audiobooktreasury.com/frankenstein-mary-shelley/

Literature study guide, video, and quiz for Frankenstein  http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/frankenstein/

1910 Thomas Edison Film Frankenstein  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcLxsOJK9bs&list=PL3B36B6A9D24C5B23

Monster jokes!  http://www.factmonster.com/spot/monsterjokes1.html

Recyclable bottle monster craft   http://www.craftberrybush.com/2010/10/monster-mash.html

How to draw instructions for monsters and other Halloween(ish) characters –  http://www.how-to-draw-funny-cartoons.com/cartoon-characters.html

Rock Monster Craft with driveway rocks, paint, and googly eyes  http://www.freekidscrafts.com/rock-monsters/

Rice cereal monster treat sculptures and the googly eye blob are among these Monster Party ideas  http://www.makeandtakes.com/monster-birthday-party-ideas

We scored these monster themed comic/science books at our library!

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Over the years we’ve chosen many different studies during the month of October… Halloween origins and history, autumn science, mummies, bats, spiders, pumpkins, owls, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, the Salem witch trials, and probably a few others that I’ve forgotten about.   This October, we are learning about SKELETONS for science, WEREWOLVES for literature (we skipped them with our monster studies), and GHOSTS for Bible studies!  I’ll collect and share our resources soon.   Do you do special Halloween studies?  If you do, I’d love to hear about them!

betty jo

Free Teaching Resource Links of the Week

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With Halloween just a few days away, we have been incorporating a little bit of “creepy” and “spooky” into our homeschooling lessons.  This past week, we’ve played ,learned , and printed from these web sites!

Themed writing paper printables  http://www.havefunteaching.com/?s=Halloween

Boldness and bravery themed character development and Bible studies  http://www.characterjournal.com/bible-stories-related-to-boldness/

Arts and crafts ideas  http://www.artistshelpingchildren.org/halloweenartscraftsideaskids.html

Math lessons for my younger boys (though I realized that with these, my big kids were quick to offer their assistance)  http://www.mathwire.com/seasonal/fall07.html#activities  and http://www.makingmathmorefun.com/news.htm

History, science, and reading  http://www.teachervision.fen.com/halloween/teacher-resources/6626.html?detoured=1

Music http://www.songsforteaching.com/halloweensongs/

Games  http://spoonful.com/halloween/halloween-games

Interactive games  http://www.primarygames.com/holidays/halloween/games.php

A disturbing article, Students Decide Who Lives And Who Dies and a video, Death Education – Is That What We Really Want? (for parents/teachers)   http://us5.campaign-archive1.com/?u=8fb495371ca5be23e1601ecc0&id=913843a287&e

Have fun as you and your kids try out some of those links to add some “spooky” to your homeschool!

betty jo