Halloween

November 2, 2014

Halloween is not widely celebrated here. From what I gather it is only celebrated in the areas expats frequent and in the English schools. Halloween isn’t something I really celebrated when I was growing up so I’ve never really cared that much for the holiday. In fact, I’ve never been trick or treating! However, this year was a more exciting because the kids were really looking forward to wearing their costumes and eating candy!

We decorated our kindergarten classrooms and had a Halloween Party on Thursday and Friday for the younger classes. They “trick or treated” (sort of) by lining up and getting candy, we sang the Trick or Treat song (which I did not know!), and we had a costume contest. It was an exhausting day for me but a really fun day for the kiddos.

For the morning kindergarten classes, I operated the cooking class where we made a cup o' worms

For the morning kindergarten classes, I operated the cooking class where we made a cup o’ worms

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThere were a lot of princesses in the morning classes and a ton of witches in the afternoon. I think there’s probably a pretty limited selection of costumes available here and the concept of creative costumes is a little bit lost on them.

I did a mummy door that was promptly destroyed

I did a mummy door that was promptly destroyed

Some of the decor in my classroom

Some of the decor in my classroom

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My kinder class in the masks that we made on Thursday

My kinder class in the masks that we made on Thursday

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Lily, Esther, and Ellin from my afternoon kinder class

Lily, Esther, and Ellin from my afternoon kinder class

Jimmy, Cole, and Ethan

Jimmy, Cole, and Ethan

These girls are in Plum class

These girls are in Plum class

My class singing the Trick or Treat song

My class singing the Trick or Treat song

Alina as Aurora from Sleeping Beauty

Alina as Aurora from Sleeping Beauty

Jin as a 3 Musketeer

Jin as a 3 Musketeer

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Zach was attacked by the kids!

Zach was attacked by the kids!

They really wanted more candy!

They really wanted more candy!

With my student, Sally

With my student, Sally

These kids are from one of my favorite classes

These kids are from one of my favorite classes

Two of my favorite students, Jack and Alisa

Two of my favorite students, Jack and Alisa

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Our makeshift costumes

Our makeshift costumes – several of my students told me how ugly my hair was!

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