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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

A Ghostly Freebie

Hi Friends!

I’m popping in with a spooky fun freebie for you :)

I knew I wanted to do a ghost bulletin board this year but I was having trouble thinking of a way to make it a little different than the other ghosts in my hall. First I was gonna go with “Gregarious Ghosts”. Then I decided it was a little early in the year for such a robust vocabulary lesson. A few random thoughts later, “Ghostly Greetings” popped in my head. 

I noticed a few (very few) of my kiddos were attempting dialogue in their writing, so a little crash course on quotation marks wasn’t too out of left field. We practiced a few times on our interactive whiteboard and then got to work coming up with what we wanted our ghosts to say.

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Students filled out this sheet and once I approved it, they were allowed to make their ghosts.  Then we grouped them together, and voila, ghostly greetings!




I think it turned out pretty cute :)

And my favorite ghostly greeting…


I just love the bowling ball!

The next day, I reinforced the activity with another practice sheet. I didn’t get a shot of any of theirs but some of them were really, really fun and tongue-in-cheek.

What did one ghost say

What Did One Ghost Say to the Other?

“What are you being for Halloween?”
”A ghost. Duh.”

“Ahhhh! You’re skin is missing!”
”We’re ghosts. We don’t have any skin!”

Well, I got a chuckle out of them!

If you’re looking for a fun activity or mini-lesson to do in writing over the next few weeks go ahead and download it by clicking the picture below. I hope you’re students have fun with it!

Ghostly Greetings Cover

It is my goal to be back everyday the rest of the week with a Halloween-themed FREEBIE for you.  I haven’t been too good at following through on blogging goals though, so don’t hate me if you don’t hear from me for a day or two!

Have a great night!



  1. Thank you! These are cute and perfect for my day tomorrow!
    Second In Line

  2. So cute! Love the dialogue sheet you had. I can see using this for Thanksgiving with turkeys, too!

    Everyone deServes to Learn

  3. This is adorable! Can't wait to use it next week during writing!

  4. I love the ghostly greetings!! They're adorable!

  5. So cute! May I borrow the idea and use it with turkeys or scarecrows (since it's now Thanksgiving time)?


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