Creating Halloween Traditions for Your Classroom and School Website
Feel that chill in the air? Whether you can see the leaves changing outside your classroom window, or you still have to have the air conditioner on at full blast (Edlio is in Los Angeles, after all), there is something distinctly autumnal in the air these days. That means Halloween is just around the corner! Halloween falls on a Tuesday this year, as teachers and administrators need to have a plan for decorating their classroom, incorporating some spookiness into their lesson plans, and teaching kids when they’re most interested in eating too much candy.
Bring the festivities to your school website
Don’t keep your Halloween celebrations offline! Put photos of your classroom or Halloween projects up on your teacher page to encourage parents and students to visit your website - while they’re there, they can subscribe to your page! With daily page update emails, your students won’t be able to say they “didn’t know” about a homework assignment.
The #EdlioSpookySchools contest
Every Halloween, we host a social media and pages contest for our schools! When posting on Twitter or Facebook, make sure to use the hashtag #EdlioSpookySchools and follow our accounts for a chance to win an Amazon gift card. We also encourage you to post your photos on your personal pages, and you’ll get an extra chance to win when you send us your updated page! If you’ve been looking for an excuse to get into the Halloween festivities, this is it! Check out our blog post for more about #EdlioSpookySchools.
Keeping students on track
We know it can be hard to keep a classroom focused when there’s copious amounts of candy, pranks, and costumes. Whether your students are 5 or 15, the Pomodoro Technique may help frazzled teachers keep their students learning. The basic technique is this: students work on a task for 25 minutes, then take a five-minute break. Repeat four times, then take a 30-minute break and start from the beginning. This method is very useful for students, teachers, and administrators, and can prevent anyone from becoming burned out. To get in the holiday spirit, consider replacing the 30-minute break with a longer period for a Halloween party!