Somewhere along the line today, amidst the general crazy fun of a third grade classroom and its daily chaos, a few students inquired as to my Halloween costume. This glorious holiday is, after all, only two short days away. The anticipation of the upcoming sugar collecting is palpable.
"What are you going to be this year?" an excited little girl asked me. In the middle of a math lesson. A bit off topic, but I played along.
"A teacher!" I answered over zealously.
"Hmmmm.... well..... ummm.....isn't that what you are every day?" she challenged.
(Serious face) "Well maybe I'll come dressed like Miss Nelson's substitute!" And then I followed it up with my most scary cackle laugh.
"Do you have a cold or something?" a concerned little one asked.
And then, just like that we returned to learning about mode and median and our Halloween costume ideas were shelved for a while.
With Halloween just around the corner, we teachers are readying ourselves for the "day after". By that I mean themorningafterHalloweenwhenthekidshavecandyforbreakfastandbringmoreforlunch. I always give students a homework assignment on Halloween night.
1. Bring Almond Joy bars for teacher.
I remind them that they probably don't like them anyway and they are my favorite candy bar. The up side of this is the day after Halloween, I have a desk piled high with little Almond joy bars that last me the rest of the year. The down side is I eat way too many of them and am continually trying to convince myself they are 'healthy' because they contain an almond. Not so convincing when I get on the scale.
Side note: Students from last year will remember this "homework" and that only adds to my stash.
Hopefully, there won't be any flying monkeys to take me away.