NRESC & The Phoenix

October 2022

October Group Instruction

It's hard to believe we're halfway through October! Students review the number of sessions we've been in school and how far away we are from our 100th day. During Language Arts, students are reviewing The Best Halloween Ever by Barbara Robinson. Cross-curricular activities include researching the following current events: Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, Nemo's Garden, and The Albuquerque Mexico Balloon Festival.

An Autumn Greeting

"Come," said the Wind to the Leaves one day. "Come over the meadow and we will play. Put on your dresses of red and gold. For summer is gone and the days grow cold".

Non-Traditional October Holidays

National Taco Day

Students engaged in a multi-sensory celebration to learn about World Taco Day on October 4th. Activities included creating paper tacos, learning about the origins of the food and Mexico, math facts around ingredients, and both fiction and non-fiction readings.

National Grouch Day

To honor the world’s favorite grouch, Oscar, from “Sesame Street,” National Grouch Day was created on October 15. We discussed emotions as part of our lesson and acknowledged that it's okay to feel different ways on different days.

Week of Respect

From October 3rd through October 7th, teachers discussed how to respect others, our community, and ourselves. Activities included "Keep the Peace" where students made tie-dye crafts during instruction.

Pumpkin Pie Slime (Non-edible)


  • 1 C white glue
  • 1/4 C water
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3-5 drops of orange food coloring
  • 1tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 3 T saline solution


  • Put glue, water, baking soda, food coloring, and spice into a bowl. Stir.
  • Add saline solution to the mixture in the bowl.
  • Stir until the mixture forms a ball.
  • Remove the mixture and use your hands to knead until it is not sticky.
  • Store slime in a zip-top bag.