Well, Halloween is finished…
I wanted to write something sooner, sorry. No excuses.
Halloween was pretty fun for me this year. The kids did a great job getting excited and following the “Tuttan Mystery”. That made me very happy! Kids in Japan (in my opinion) can enjoy imagination for a much shorter time than in Canada. Japanese children are very busy once they reach elementary school. Over my years of teaching, I have seen my Kinder students change so much after they started school. One of my biggest reasons for using so mush imagination in Kinder is that. I really want to build some really interesting memories that the kids can talk about for the rest of their lives. They can use those memories when their life gets boring or busy, sad or hard…
Our Halloween this year was a success for making memories! I think all of the older kids had a great time searching for Tuttan. I can promise that in 3 or 4 or maybe even 10 years, all the kids will still remember that plastic dog from Costco and, hopefully, the stuff we studied about Egypt as well.
One last thing. I felt a lot of Halloween spirit from the moms! Years and years ago, when Kinder was still small, I remember some moms coming to the party in costumes. The kids were probably pretty proud to see their moms dressed up. This year, lots of moms made the effort to dress up. Also, they tried their best to complete a scavenger hunt at Paseo. I respect that a lot. I know that some moms were working that day, and couldn’t dress up or do the scavenger hunt. I respect that they are working a lot too!
Thanks for your support for the Halloween mysteries!