Sunday, November 4, 2012

I Put A Spell On You... and Now You're MINE!!

Happy All Souls Day!

Here's my rendition of how Halloween went in 5 words.
  1. Sneaky:  I could hardly believe how fast the holiday snuck up on me!  I was prepared costume wise a month in advance, but... I didn't stock up on candy or plans.  That made for a kind of busy weekend for me. 
  2. Sugary:  Halloween in an elementary classroom= massive sugar rushes and crashes.  The kids love you for bringing them sweets but tend to have stomach aches for days after.  I missing one today due to this!
  3. Frustrating:  I planned fun events but wasn't able to get to them due to behavior issues or just plain timing.  That frustrates me to no end because I truly love celebrating holidays with my kids.
  4. Rewarding:  There's nothing like dressing up in costume as a teacher and becoming a mini celebrity.  All day long I had K-12 grade students coming up and complimenting me or just plain staring and hugging!
  5. Fun:  I love sharing Halloween traditions with my kids.  We watched "Are You Afraid of the Dark", "Goosebumps", and even "Hocus Pocus"!
We played Wrap the Mummy!
My single solitary boy in class...
Look how well this group was working together

This game went better than I originally thought.  I'm always nervous introducing my students to new games that they've never tried.  As a teacher there's many times where things can flop and cause issues that you don't want in the classroom.  On the brightside... this was not one of those games.  The kids enjoyed the goofiness of the game and were learning how to work together.  Always an important life skill if you ask me.

Minnie Mouse and Sheldon from Big Bang Theory (NOTE the Sheldon Joker smile)

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