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EduHound Weekly: September 29, 2005

EduHound Weekly: September 29, 2005

TOPIC OF THE WEEK: HALLOWEEN

This year Halloween is on Monday, October 31, 2005.


Spotlight Site of the Week!  
Bat Thematic Unit
http://www.cccoe.k12.ca.us/bats/
An excellent collection of resources for K12 educators creating and delivering a thematic unit on bats.
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Additional Sites:

Allrecipes: Halloween
Provides a variety of Halloween-themed treats, including pumpkin recipes, party and costume ideas, cookies and more.
http://allrecipes.com/directory/769.asp

Jack-O-Lantern.com
Comprehensive home of Jack-O-Lantern history, techniques, tools, free patterns and Halloween information.
http://www.jack-o-lantern.com

Ben & Jerry's Halloween
Features online games, wallpaper, cards, free screen savers, decoration ideas and a brief history.
http://www.benjerry.com/halloween/

Halloween Crafts @ EnchantedLearning.com
These crafts projects are for preschool, kindergarten and elementary school children. The crafts use materials found around the house, like egg cartons, cardboard, paper, boxes, string, crayons, paint, glue, etc.
http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/halloween/

Pumpkin Farm - Teachers Module
This pumpkin tutorial package has been prepared by the Pumpkin Farm for use in the classroom to further students' knowledge of pumpkins.
http://www.niagara.com/infocor/pumpkinfarm/module/default.html

Halloween Safety Guide
Using safety tips and common sense can help you make the most of your Halloween season and make it as enjoyable for your kids as it is for you!
http://www.halloween-safety.com

JUDI'S CORNER

This week features an excellent offering from PBS:

PBS: The Meaning of Food
http://www.pbs.org/opb/meaningoffood/
A meaningful entry point for teachers to introduce students to diverse cultures through food.


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