mitcho Michael 芳貴 Erlewine

Linguist. Fifth year PhD student at MIT.

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Halloween Recap

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

All last week, I taught a Halloween lesson for all of my classes. Both of my schools got decked out in Halloween decor: Jack O’Lanterns, ghosts, bats, etc.

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I was dressed as the devil, coming to class late and scaring the children. Then I introduced some basic Halloween vocab, like “bat,” “pumpkin,” “witch,” “ghost,” etc.

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I then told a story about a girl who always wears a green scarf… the punchline is that she’s old and takes her scarf off and her head falls off. Some kids were scared, but many thought it was funny.

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We then taught them about Halloween costumes and they drew what they wanted to be for Halloween.

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This one was particularly sweet… but, then again, we were also in the process of grading their midterms then. ^^

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At the end they Trick or Treat’ed and got candy. All the kids had a lot of fun. ^^

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