Halloween Memories

Students, since we have been talking about memory the last few days in regards to our reading of The Giver, and since Halloween is right around the corner, I thought it would be fun if we shared favorite Halloween memories. This was a fun blog post last year, too. Please answer the prompts below:

Looking back on past Halloweens, what was your favorite Halloween costume and why? Please describe.

Did anything funny or scary ever happen to you on Halloween?

What are your plans for this year?

This Halloween picture is of my children many years ago with Harvest, one of our beloved Goldens. She loved to dress up and go trick-or-treating, too!




Everything Halloween

sc0007fc7dphotoWill your Halloween costume reflect current events or pop culture?

If you are dressing up for Halloween this year, will your costume be inspired by current events or one that references something or someone from pop culture? Even if your choices are not from either of these categories, what are some of your ideas for this Halloween?

What was your favorite Halloween costume?

I’ve had some very clever students who wrote that they were laundry baskets, washing machines, crayons, etc. I always love reading these personal narratives. Do your parents dress up too?

One year when my children were little, my husband dressed up as a scarecrow and pretended to be fake. He sat in a chair on our porch by the front door and didn’t move a muscle. (We were living in Virginia at the time.) When the children came trick or treating to the front door, he would jump up all of a sudden! You could hear the screams coming from our house all the way down the street!  It was great! MUHAHAHAHAH

Do you have a Halloween story to share?

The above left picture is one of my favorites of my children and our beloved golden, Harvest. She loved to go trick or treating too. The picture on the right is Abigail trying on a costume……..I don’t know what she will be for sure;  you’ll have to wait till after Halloween to find out!

All new videos at the top pages. Check them out! They are great discussion points.

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid! Muhahaha!!!!


The Headless Horseman

Please visit the above English website for some Haunting fun! First take a look around as the site is quite extensive, and be sure that you visit most of the links.

Pick at least eight (8) different categories from the left hand menu bar and read some of the stories from each one. Most are very short in length. Then answer the following questions:

Please give a brief summary of each story and tell specifically why you liked it. Be sure you mention the title of each story in your synopsis.

Do any of these stories really scare you? If so, what makes the story scary? Content? Words? Setting?

Do you have a scary story to share? Ghost tours or similar haunted tours are always good for a scare! This You Tube video explains the story of Robert the doll, a very famous doll residing in Key West, FL. I saw this doll in the museum when I was there a few years ago…….and it is creepy!!

And finally for you Skeleton Creek Fans