I won’t be actively trick or treating this year. Nor will I be teaching on Halloween, so no classroom dress-up for me. But two years ago, I DID do a classroom dress-up in Taiwan, so I thought it would be fun to post it again, especially since most of my current followers didn’t have the opportunity to view my nonsense. So enjoy the trip back in time to see photos from a Halloween past.
Dante got up at 4:30 Halloween morning to do her amazing zombie make-up that you see in the picture below. And while I was doing my witch imitation (no comments, please!), my grandson Logan was sleeping to join in the Halloween fun in the US. Click below to see him as Captain Hook.
Halloween in Taiwan!
Halloween arrives 12 hours earlier in Taiwan than it does in my grandson’s world. So as my grandson was going to bed on the eve of Halloween, I was headed to my 8:10 class, treats in hand. My costume was simple. The big flowing gown I usually wear for this costume is back in the U.S. But I made do as a rather well-dressed witch headed out for a social obligation, with just a touch of black lace to go with the ensemble.
I had told my students that I’d be dressing up, and one of my students also came in costume, and I think she outdid me,as you can see in the photo. I heard from another student that Dante got up at 5 this morning to start doing the make-up for this amazing costume. And Dante told me that she used pieces of artificial nails to look like teeth. It was almost too realistic, if you know what I mean.
But as you can see in the photo below, we had lots of fun. And we still got lots of work done in class, talking about essay structure and how to make our introductory paragraphs more effective and interesting. It wasn’t ALL fun and games!
Halloween in Michigan!
This is Logan’s (my grandson’s) third Halloween. He went from a cow on his first Halloween to a cowboy for his second. Now that he’s 2 1/2, he was able (thankfully) to choose his own costume, and he chose Captain Hook! I don’t know if it’s because his father is a volunteer fire fighter, but my sister, Laurie, got Logan a fire department toy set as a gift. Logan likes playing with the dispatch gizmo that came with it. Apparently, Logan and “Captain Hook” have been having fairly regular exchanges over this dispatch toy. Here is a little snipped from a Facebook chat between me and my daughter, in which it is clear that Logan has Captain Hook on the brain.
Kate: “Three minutes! Okay, goodbye” and after he hangs it up it starts again.
Me: LOL three minutes to what? 😉
Kate: “Hi Captain Hook, How are you? Oh. Three minutes. Okay, goodbye”
Kate: I have no idea, but that’s the general conversation.
Me: That’s hysterical!
Kate: They always end with “Okay, goodbye”
We will never know what was going through Logan’s mind, but here he is, as his current alter ego, Captain Hook!
And for those of you who missed it, this post of Halloween music assembled by Kate and me is offered for your viewing and listening pleasure!.
Happy Halloween, everyone! 🙂