What an exciting holiday! I have been enjoying seeing all of the creativity and craftsmanship in the students costumes. The teachers have also shown a lot of spirit in their holiday garb. Some of the highlights have to be Jeff Switzer's Kitty Cat, and Kitty Conde's Andy Warhol.
This is also the time of year that I love to bring out one of my favorite integration units. Under the guise of a campfire stories the 4th, 6th, and 8th grader have been doing a wonderful job creating persuasive stories using the first person narrative. As per their stories, I will no longer 1)enter abandoned buildings, 2)walk alone in alley ways at night, 3)Go into a cemetery at 2am, or 4)go anywhere near or think to hard about abandoned hospitals. I feel a little bit safer learning the lessons from the students even if it limits my "abandoned buildings" travel. Happy Halloween!