October is one of my favorite times of year- First because of all things pumpkin spice, second because there are so many fun things to do with students during this month! From Columbus Day, to fire safety, to nocturnal animals and of course Halloween- There are so many fun units and topics to explore!

Here are a few of my October favorites!

October Writing Journal Prompts

My students LOVE Seasonal writing prompts! This variety of informational , explanatory and opinion writing. Offered in three versions (two page writing, one page with dotted lines, and just draw to respond, these journal prompts are super fun! This resource also includes generic writing papers with October themes and card writing templates (student favorites for writing center!)








Pumpkin Literacy and Science Activities!


Spider Literacy. Math & Science Unit

My students love to learn about spiders! We spend a whole week learning and reading about spiders! The math connections and literacy extension activities help us tie everything together into a week they’re really engaged in!









Bat Literacy Activities

What’s more perfect to complement the week of Halloween but learning about bats! In addition to some of my favorite stories (Stellaluna and Night Song) there is so much to learn about bats!

This resource includes an emergent reader about bats, sentence scrambles, writing pages and graphic organizers, and vocabulary word wall cards. There is also directions to a really fun bat mobile project for students to share what they’ve learned about bats!









October Word Problem Practice

This is an awesome spiraled math word problem journal designed to meet first grade standards.

October Word Problem Practice First Grade


October Sight Word Practice

This set of color by code and sight word games is a great addition to literacy centers and helps build sight word fluency.

Sight Word Activities October


Pumpkins Life Cycle and Research

From cut and paste life cycle activities to vocabulary to supporting materials for hands on exploration, this pumpkin resource is sure to be an October hit.

Pumpkin Life Cycle Science Activities


How to Carve a Pumpkin

This sequencing and procedural writing resource is perfect, especially if you’re working on how to writing!

How to Carve a Pumpkin