I know, I know, it’s been such a long time since we have posted anything (about two weeks, I think?) Well, don’t be afraid, we are not dead (unless you wanted us to be dead, in which case, be afraid, be very afraid). Anyhoo, we have been so busy ever since Nick’s parents left. We had a great time with them and will miss them very much, but the show must go on! 🙂
In case you live under a rock, yesterday was Halloween, and with it came Halloween festivities! We spent weeks gearing up for these festivities. We taught many lessons about Halloween vocabulary, costume ideas, and Halloween traditions. Of course the kids were excited about the candy (as were we). 🙂 In our time outside of teaching class, we also put together a small fall festival for the students. Nick and I were asked to come up with some ideas for a Halloween celebration and my first thought was a fall festival, so we ran with it, but it would not have been such a huge success if not for our co-worker Anly. She was the brains behind the whole operation, and kept us organized and on task. We made several games, a witch’s hat ring toss, soda bottle bowling, pin the spider on the web, and Halloween puzzles. After all our work, we were hoping the kids would enjoy it, and they did!!! We had long lines of eager kids lining up to play each game, as well as helpers at each game. I really liked this because it meant that I didn’t have to pick up the bottles each time a student knocked them over. 🙂
My favorite part about Halloween is seeing everyone’s costumes, and man did we have some great costumes this year. Many of the students made their costumes at home and wore them to school. Spongebob made an appearance, as well as Batman and a few pirates. It was so much fun to see what everyone was. I think it really lets you peer into the soul of a person and see what he or she really likes, but maybe that’s a bit too deep for Halloween. Nick and I made our debut as Angry Birds and were a huge hit! Angry Birds is so popular among the kids here, we see at least 20 Angry Birds shirts a day, and numerous Angry Birds pencil boxes, so they thought we were pretty awesome!
Well, that’s all for now. We will post again soon, I promise! So much has happened that you all need to know about!