Halloween has become a touchy subject in many public schools. Gone are the days of costume contests and Halloween parties in the classrooms – but that doesn't mean you can't still have some harvest-themed fun. While ghosts and witches are often out of the question, pumpkins, fall-themed, and more generally spooky books are still acceptable in many schools. Below are 5 school-appropriate books you can read in your classroom this October.
I first heard about Gretchen's Four Tendencies from her podcast, Happier, where she and her sister, Elizabeth Craft, talk about understanding habit building and being, well, happier. It's an excellent podcast – I highly recommend it! I started thinking about how these tendencies could look in the classroom, and I asked myself, "How would you accommodate for Upholders or Rebels?" I loved the idea so much that I went out and bought the book!
My name is Nick Dolan, and I'm an elementary music teacher and choir director. I'm here to talk about teaching music!