Halloween is a fun holiday! All of the planning for costumes, carving pumpkins, and decorating can spill over into the classroom. By the time the actual day arrives, the energy level of students can be off the charts. The last thing students need is a sugar-filled party.
Years ago, my reading specialist introduced me to the book, The Hallo-wiener, by Dav Pilkey.
The other dogs in this story make fun of Oscar, the dachshund (wiener dog). The other dogs rush off and leave Oscar when it is time to go trick-or-treating. In the end, Oscar rescues them and they all end up as friends.
It is an entertaining book with a good message for children.
The Hallo-wiener book sets the theme for the perfect fall – Halloween party. For your next Halloween party have “hallo-wieniers”! You can easily make these in the classroom with a crockpot. Put the wieners in the crockpot standing upright. Add water after you finish adding all of the wieners. Turn the crockpot on and they will soon be ready. You can serve chips and water bottles with it. Notice there is nothing that screams sugar on the menu. Your parents will thank you for not sending home their child on a sugar high.