Tuesday, November 2, 2010

This is Halloween?

***EDIT***

***There were pictures of our students in this post that the district required us to remove. That said, it may be a little choppy now.***


Halloween is not widely celebrated in Japan, but has gained some popularity in recent years. It is barely in our curriculum, however, we feel it is a very important part of American culture. So we had an entire week of Halloween...


While I wore only one costume, Staci felt it necessary to change costumes everyday.





First she was a witch with ridiculously heavy purple eyelashes.






Minnie Mouse and a black cat.




Sadly, pictures of the ladybug, princess and cat costumes were never taken.




While Staci`s students were making masks, my students were making...not masks. Rather they were cutting out shapes and taping them to their faces.





......?




One of my favorites.




That Friday we had an observation at Hamada Elementary where Heather is the AET. The students were all dressed up in costumes and went trick-or-treating for...stamps. No candy involved.




Reviewing the English phrases before we start.



Trick or treat. Who are you? The best answer was from a 1st grader who answered this question with “I`m death!“


That night we went to a Halloween party at the church.



All business.




Staci as Mario and Elise who went GAGA.