October Holidays ~ Teacher's Guide

Click to link to Student Guide:

Activity 1 Halloween Differences interactive game
http://www.funschool.com/cgi-bin/ga?wdk_ds1,k
 
Activity 2 Send an email to Jan Brett.
http://www.janbrett.com/email.htm
 
Activity 3 Jan Brett character masks
http://www.janbrett.com/mitten_masks_main.htm

Other October Links:
 

Picking a pumpkin online coloring page

Painting a pumpkin online coloring page
http://www.weeklyreader.com/features/cbpals.html#zip
 

Multi-cultural holidays

http://members.aol.com/il2teach/pubpage.holidays.htm
 

Other Projects and Ideas:
 
Meet Jan Brett
As a child, Jan Brett decided to be an illustrator and spent many hours reading and drawing. She says, "I remember the special quiet of rainy days when I felt that I could enter the pages of my beautiful picture books. Now I try to recreate that feeling of believing that the imaginary place I'm drawing really exists. The detail in my work helps to convince me, and I hope others as well, that such places might be real."

Jan Brett's biography

http://www.janbrett.com/biography.htm
 
Hear Jan Brett speak about her books at this site:
http://www.janbrett.com/activities_pages_audio.htm

Jan Brett selection of postcards to send:

http://www.janbrett.com/postcards/cardpick_main_choice.htm
 

Videos:
 
Videos may be ordered from: Cooperating School Districts, Inc. (CSD)
http://info.csd.org/data/geogr.html
 
Catalog Number: 49015
Program Title: Katura and the Cat
Video: 1987
Run Time: 10 minutes
Synopsis: Katura's dying grandmother gives her a mysterious key and instructs her to cross the forest to attend an extravagant Halloween ball at the castle. Katura obediently leaves the cottage. As she makes her way through the woods, sinister spirits gather around her for their own spooky holiday celebration. Katura hopes to reach the castle before dark, but she encounters an evil forest witch, frees a handsome prince from an imprisoning transformation and finds the love she has been seeking.
 
Catalog Number: 12555
Program Title: Halloween
Video: 1977
Run Time: 15 minutes
Synopsis: Doodle learns about the origins of Halloween, April presents some safety tips for trick-or-treaters. Mr. Zippy tells the story of the origin of the Jack-o-lantern.
 
Catalog Number: 21540
Program Title: Disney's Haunted Halloween
Video Production.: 1983
Run Time: 10 minutes
Synopsis: Students will have a lot of fun as they discover the origins of some Halloween traditions. Goofy learns, along with your students, how "trick or treating" started, why people dress in costumes, and about other Halloween customs and superstitions. Animated.

Books:
 
Big Pumpkin Silverman, Erica
 
The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything Williams, Linda
 
Space Case Marshall, James
 
The Ghost's Dinner Duquennoy, Jacques
 
Scared Silly Brown, Marc
 
The Very Worst Monster Hutchins, Pat
 
4 Scary Stories Johnston, Tony
 
Old Old Witch MArtin Jr.,Bill & Archambault, John
 
How Spider saved Halloween Kraus, Robert
 
Bernstain Bears and the Prize Pumpkin Bernstain, Stan and Jan
 
The Spooky Halloween Party Prager, Annabelle
 
The Biggest Pumpkin Ever Kroll, Steven
 
Scary Scary Halloween Bunting,Eve & Brett, Jan (Illustrator)
 
Witch Hazel Schertle, Alice
 
Arthur's Halloween Costume Hoban, Liilian
 
Bats Creatures of the Night Milton, Joyce
 
The Halloween Performance Bond, Felicia
 
Halloween Cats Marzollo, Jean
 
Arthur's Halloween Brown, Marc
 
Stellaluna Cannon, Janell
 
One Dark Night Mitchell Preston, Edna
 
Humbug Witch Balien, Lorna
 
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