Halloween: Students choose an adjective and make a jack-o-lantern (or pumpkin) based on their word. A great way to integrate art, language, and the season. Kick it up and have them write a short story about their pumpkin.
For all the writers out there it can be difficult finding the perfect emotion for your character, whether your character is sad, angry, or surprised those words can seem to get a bit boring. so i introduce the Writer's Wheel of emotion. Enjoy - J.