While planning for October, we’ve listed a few well-known holidays, as well as some unusual holidays that you can tie learning into. Which holiday are you looking forward to most?
October 9 – Columbus Day!
With this unit study you will be able to teach your K-12th grade classroom about Christopher Columbus. Your student may be familiar with the saying, “In fourteen hundred ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue…”but what else does he or she know about this famous man who is credited for discovering America? Teach your students about this famous explorer with the Christopher Columbus Curriculum from In the Hands of a Child. Make your lesson planning easy with the 7-day Planning Guide, Related Reading List, 17 Hands-On Activities, 8-page Research Guide, and Answer Key about the man, his travels at sea, his famous voyage in 1492, and how Americans celebrate that voyage today. What a great way to learn the history of this famous explorer and his travels!
October 11 – National Fossil Day!
October 16 – National Dictionary Day!
With this unit study you will be able to teach your 2nd-5th grade classroom some basic tips for using a dictionary and thesaurus. There are over one million words in the English language. Luckily there are two very important tools that can be used to find and understand words: a dictionary and a thesaurus. Make your lesson planning easy with the Words, Words, Words Curriculum from In the Hands of a Child, which contains a 5-day Planning Guide, Related Reading List, 15 Hands-On Activities, and a 10-page-page Research Guide. Students will be introduced to the parts of a dictionary, parts of word entry, and how to lookup a word, types of thesaurus’ and how to use a thesaurus.
October 31 – Halloween!
With this unit study you will be able to teach your early elementary classroom the poem, “Five Little Pumpkins” in our fun loving Five Little Pumpkins Curriculum from In the Hands of a Child. We have included 20 Hands-On Activities that gives you and your child 5 days of hands-on activities to celebrate pumpkins and more! This is a thematic unit focusing on skills and concepts needed for school. There is no research guide included in this unit. This unit covers the following concepts: the color orange, numbers 1-5, circles, square, the letter “P”, sequencing, and graphing. Tracer font or cut and paste answers are provided for this unit.
Monthly Holiday – Fire Safety Month!
Every year fires injure and kill thousands of people and cause damage to property. Firefighters are people who are trained to put out fires quickly and safely. With this unit study you will be able to teach your K-3rd grade classroom about the types of firefighters, what firefighters wear, firefighter equipment, types and colors of fire trucks, how to become a firefighter, a day in the life of a firefighter, other things firefighters do to help people, what happens when you call 9-1-1, and the history of firefighting. Make your lesson planning easy with the Firefighters Curriculum from In the Hands of a Child. This unit includes a 6-day Planning Guide, Related Reading List, 15 Hands-On Activities PLUS 2 Extension Activities and 1 Fun Bonus Activity, and an 11-page Research Guide.