Halloween: Making your Classroom SPOOKtacular!

We all remember the excitement and anticipation we felt as Halloween neared when we were kids. Let’s be honest, some of us still feel that way as adults! I am one of those adults. As soon as my calendar turns to October 1st, I get up early to go to the store and buy mini pumpkins that I can distribute around my classroom (I usually buy about 10). Then, about half-way through the month, I decorate for Halloween. The week of Halloween is usually a delightful mash-up of Halloween themed lessons/demos (like this), labs (like this), activities (like this) and silly movies (like this). Sometimes I think I get more into this holiday then my students do (some of them, at least)!

Below are just a small sampling of my classroom decorations; I really hope you enjoy them!
(All decorations came from the Dollar Tree, the pumpkins came from the grocery store. In total, I spent less then 10 dollars total!)

These paper bats were pre cut, but decided to laminate them so that I can reuse them from year to year. I taped string to the back and tied that to a paper-clip that I used to hang the bats from my light fixtures. I really enjoy the 3-dimentionality that these hanging bats create in my classroom.

Here, you can see my spooooky desk and all that I added to it (spider webs, pumpkins, silhouette figures, skull, etc.) Below are two close-ups of more details:

Who doesn’t love a skull on their desk that is covered in spider webs?!

The rest of my desk has lots of spider webs, pumpkins, and the some creepy silhouettes!

I made to sure to add details to my white board as well!

I wanted to be sure that I added little details, so I put a rat silhouette in the bathroom pass…

…and on the clock!

I hung this mummy on my door to greet my students as they enter the room! (also a dollar tree find!)

And, of course, a pumpkin mug to enjoy my afternoon tea in!

Well, that’s my SPOOK-tacular classroom! I hope it inspires you to put up some decorations for this week!

Happy Halloween!

-The Ardent Teacher


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