Halloween Happenings

Halloween on a Friday? Yes, Please! Can we arrange the calendar so that happens forever? k, thanks.

We have a lot of fun on Halloween. I kind of give in on this day. I mean, how much are we going to learn when we're draped in Christmas lights and superhero capes? 

One of the cutest traditions is when the pre-k kids come trick-or-treating. Seriously, cuteness overload! My kids were so excited to be the ones handing out the candy. Adorable.

Every year, my team dresses up together. We're now up to 12 teachers, so choosing a theme that all of us can get on board with and find costumes for gets a little challenging. We went with hippies this year. Easy and fun. I made those little Tic-Tac gifts for them. Cute free printable for those can be found here.  And I treated myself to the cutest coffee cozy ever! It's handmade by the one and only Squirrels. Who also sells them at her Etsy store.

The highlight of the day is classroom trick-or-treating!  I ask each parent to send in 18 treats and then I put them out in different buckets and baskets and the kids trick-or-treat around the classroom. Isn't that what Halloween is all about as a kid? Getting a big bag of goodies to hoard?!

 This idea was from another teacher on my team. I thought it was genius! She had each kid come dressed as a vocabulary word. They came through and had to tell how that word related to their costume. If you have kids who don't celebrate Halloween, this might be a fun way that they can participate in the fun of the day by dressing up because it's an academic activity. Maybe? Depends on the parents for sure...

So that was Halloween in our room. And afterward I was exhausted. I fell asleep for 2 hours when I came home! Woke up in time for the few trick-or-treaters we had. I got a little nervous because we don't usually have many kids come knocking, so a few days ago we started picking at the candy we bought. I scoured the pantry to see what I had in case we ran out of candy. I came up with packs of gum, Jif singles, microwave popcorn, and Keurig K cups (something for mom?) Luckily, it didn't come down to that.

Hope your Halloween was happy! Bring on the turkeys!

1 comment

  1. I'm loving the vocab costume idea. I'm definitely going to try and use that one next year!


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