October Monthly Idea Book by Teacher’s Friend TF-1000 – SC-0439503787

October Monthly Idea Book

An October creative idea book for the elementary teacher.

ISBN-13 978-0-439-50378-5
ISBN-10 0-439-50378-7

October 1ST
The first WORLD SERIES was played on this day in 1903. (Ask class baseball fans to report the latest in baseball news.)

October 2ND
MOHANDAS GANDHI, known as the “Father of India,” was born on this day in 1869.(Describe Gandhi’s devotion to non-violent reform to your students.)

October 3RD
Today is CHILD HEALTH DAY. (Ask students to list twelve ways in which they can help to keep themselves healthy.)

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Sample PDF Activity

October 4TH
The U.S.S.R. launched the first man-made satellite, SPUTNIK, on this day in 1957. (Gather a collection of space exploration books from the school library for your students to read.)

October 5TH
CHESTER A. ARTHUR, the 21st United States President, was born on this day in 1830. (Have students find out how many presidents we have had since Arthur.)

October Calendar Header

October 6TH
Today is UNIVERSAL CHILDREN’S DAY. (Celebrate the occasion by reading a special story or providing a treat for your students.)

October 7TH
Today is the DAY OF BREAD. (Discuss good nutrition with your class and have them sample different types of bread such as, tortillas, pita bread and bagels.)

October 8TH
This day marks the birth-date of American political and religious leader JESSE JACKSON, born in 1941. (Ask students to tell you the age of Reverend Jackson.)

October Calendar Symbols

October 9TH
Today is FIRE PREVENTION DAY. (Ask students to discuss fire safety with their parents and plan a family escape route in case of a fire in their home.)

October 10TH
The people of FIJI celebrate their independence on this day. The nation of Fiji includes 300 separate islands. (Ask your students to locate them on the classroom map.)

Table of Contents

MAKING THE MOST OF IT! – 7
What Is in This Book – 8
How to Use This Book – 8
Adding the Color – 9
Lamination – 9
Photocopies and Ditto Masters – 10
Monthly Organizers – 11
Bulletin Boards – 11
Lettering and Headings – 12

CALENDAR – OCTOBER – 13
October Calendar and Activities – 14
October Calendar Header – 17
October Calendar Symbols – 18
October – Blank Calendar – 20

AUTUMN ACTIVITIES! – 21
Autumn Activities – 22
Stand-Up Tree – 26
Autumn Patterns – 27
Autumn Booklet Cover – 28
Pumpkin Booklet Cover – 29
Pencil Toppers – 30
Autumn Bookmarks – 31
Certificate of Recognition – 32
Student of the Week – 33
Autumn Awards – 34
Crow Pattern – 35
Popcorn Activities – 36

WHOOOO ME? – 37
Owl Activities – 38
Owl Booklet Cover – 39
Stand-Up Owl – 40
Owl Mask – 41
Owl Pattern – 42

DINOSAURS! – 43
Dinosaur Activities – 44
Dinosaur Patterns – 47
Dinosaur Bones – 50
My Dinosaur Book – 53
Creative Writing Page – 54

SPIDERS! – – 55
Spider Activities – 56
Spider Legs – 58
Spider Pattern – 59
Spider Web Pattern – 60
Spider Crafts – 61
My Spider Report – 62

SKELETONS! – 63
No Bones About It! – 64
Skeleton Match – 65
Mr Skeleton – 66
Skeleton Activities – 71
Skull Puppet – 72

MASKS! – – 73
Masks Around the World – 74
Mexican Mask – 77
Mask Patterns – 78
Full Mask Pattern – 82

COLUMBUS DAY! – 83
Christopher Columbus – 84
Discovery Map – 85
Niña, Pinta and Santa Maria – 86
Columbus Hat – 88
Columbus Puppet – 89
Sailors Wanted! – 90

HALLOWEEN! – 101
Halloween – 102
Halloween Poem – 103
Halloween Word Find – 104
Pumpkin and Ghost – 105
Matching Ghosts – 106
Halloween Finger Puppets – 107
Halloween Game – 108
Pumpkin Puppet – 110
Bat Pattern – 111
Ghost Wheel – 112
Scaredy Cats – 114
Halloween Safety Tips – 115
Movable Mr Pumpkin – 116
Spooky Activities – 118
3-D Ghost – 122
3-D Pumpkin – 123
Cat Tails – 124
Make A Monster – 126
Creative Writing Page – 128

BULLETIN BOARDS AND MORE! –
129Bulletin Boards and More – 130
Witch and Pumpkin Face Patterns – 136
Fang-tastic Dracula – 137
Creative Writing Ghost – 138
Haunted House Pattern – 139
Tombstone – 140
Dinosaur Pattern – 141
Bare Tree Pattern – 142
Spider Feet – 143
ANSWER KEY – 144

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About Teacher's Friend Publications, Inc.

Teacher's Friend Publications, Inc. was founded in 1986 by Karen Sevaly. Her vision was based on producing a series of motivational and fun monthly idea books that could be reproduced by teachers in elementary classrooms. These books were the first publications to give teachers cute, bold patterns and creative activities compiled in a reproducible monthly format. Scholastic has acquired Teacher's Friend.

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