mitcho Michael 芳貴 Erlewine

Postdoctoral fellow, McGill Linguistics.


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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.


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.


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.


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


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


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