Happy Halloween everyone! We have had two weeks at school with lot of talk about pretend vs. real. Our dress-up clothes have gotten a good workout as the students have donned Cinderella's dress or Superman's muscles. Are we really Cinderella or Superman or are we just pretending to be?
Our Halloween emphasis this year is on scarecrows. Scarecrow pictures surround us on the walls. You may even see one quietly sitting on a chair in our classroom watching us go about our business at school. One day our teachers read us the story of "The Little Old Lady Who Wasn't Afraid of Anything, " by Linda Williams. She was not even afraid when "two shoes ( clomp, clomp), one pair of pants (wiggle, wiggle), one shirt (shake, shake), two gloves (clap, clap), one hat (nod, nod) and one scary pumpkin head (Boo, Boo) " followed her home. She sent them all right out into the corn field where they happily spend their days scaring the the crows away! I wonder if anyone will come to our Halloween parties dressed as a scarecrow?