Before we know it, October will be around the corner! We can choose to hide from the candy and fun or just give in. I am not one for fighting the current when I can grab a raft and have fun so…let’s talk about how we can incorporate some haunted fun into a learning experience for our students.
I love using project based learning because it really gives every child a chance to showcase their skills rather than placing a significant amount of pressure on a single assessment. This particular project is a bit spooky!
Students are tasked with designing their own menu for a Haunted Restaurant where Monsters and Ghouls of all kinds will order disgustingly delicious Appetizers, Salads, Entrees, Desserts, and Drinks!
Students design their own Menu by choosing gross and ghastly food items from the “Food Ideas for Your Own Haunted Restaurant” or they can make up horrible food combinations from their own imaginations! Once they choose the freaky food that will be offered in their Haunted Restaurant, talk to them about choosing prices that are reasonable. This is a perfect time to discuss whether drinks should cost more than an entrée, etc.
Students will then pretend they are the waiter taking the order of a Foul Creature. They should choose items the creature would eat. They will record this on the Receipt paper.
The receipts were designed with differentiation in mind!
- Receipt A: 5 addends (appetizer, salad, entrée, dessert, and a drink)
- Receipt B: 4 addends (students choose what to include)
- Receipt C: 3 addends (students choose what to include)
- Receipt D: 2 addends (students choose what to include)
I simply give students the paper that best fits their skill level.
We have an ABSOLUTE BLAST! The best part is that they are learning and applying mathematical skills without even fully realizing it. Trust me, this activity will have your kids excited to come back for more…if they dare!
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