Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Fall & October Currently

Well it's getting rainy and cold, the leaves are changing, Starbucks is serving Pumpkin Spice Lattes and my Scholastic order included a few Halloween books - it must be Fall! Here are a few of my fun Scholastic finds:

Substitute Creacher by Chris Gall. Perfect monster book to scare students into behaving.

The 13 Nights of Halloween by Guy Vasilovich. Fun, creepier version of The 12 Days of Christmas.

Frankenstein Takes the Cake by Adam Rex. Fun follow-up to Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich.

In a short follow-up to the Pete the Cat Saga of 2013 talked about {HERE} and {HERE}, we are still completely Pete obsessed. One student even showed me the handwritten note that "Pete" left for her at home. I must apologize to her poor parents. I have to say, listening to 20 five-year olds sing and read all the words to all of Pete's books makes it so worth it!

Finally, I guess I should get to October's Currently. I kind of dropped the ball on linking up for the past few months and I'm not sure why. Oh yeah, it's because I complete fell of the blogging train. I don't know if I was ever actually on the train since I write pretty sporadic posts, but anyway, I'm back to link-up.

I think mine all speak for themselves, no explanations needed. 

As for the treat, seriously if you have a SMART Board in your class (and access to Youtube) Just Dance Kids videos are perfect for movement breaks. Short, fun and work in any weather. We have had too many indoor recesses already.

Go link up with Farley over at Oh' Boy 4th Grade to share your Currently thoughts.


  1. Found you though Farley!! :) I hear ya on the sleep part. I feel like I wake up even more tired than the previous day!! My kids LOVE Substitute Creacher too!

    Sailing into Second

  2. How great are new books? I love Just Dance too :) Easy and fun!

  3. Found you via Currently. I love kids book too! I am always on the hunt for new ones and I have wayyyyyy too many (as if that's a thing!). Happy Fall!
    Teaching in the Valley

  4. Those are really cute books! Thanks for sharing. Love Scholastic too!

  5. I love "Substitute Creacher!" Have you ever checked out "I Need My Monster" by Amanda Noll? It is such a cute monster story!

    The Craft of Teaching

  6. Thank you for the great book suggestions! I rolled up with my class and am in need of new Halloween books we didn't read last year.

  7. I think I like receiving the Scholastic order more than my students.