Halloween: Every Teacher’s Favorite Holiday

 

Halloween on a school night. Yikes. Wouldn’t it be incredibly convenient for all adults if Oct. 31st could always fall on a Friday night? Teacher dreams… You and I both know that kids are going to come in on Nov. 1st in a severe, and I mean severe, sugar coma! There is really nothing we can do about it. So teachers all across the world have just embraced it. We let kids wear “book character outfits” to school, which is really just Halloween costumes in disguise. We throw “fall parities” which are really just Halloween parties in disguise. Then we let kids wonder the streets for a few hours so they can collect “safe” candy. “Dangerous candy” gets confiscated, but is accurately defined this way because it is dangerous to the waistline of the adults. “Dangerous candy” at my house is skittles or twizzlers. Those always look partially opened when I examine the pillow case of treats. Darn it.

Let me take one moment to highlight my favorite Halloween moment of the year… a student dressing up as “Nickleback.” No, not the singer who makes me ears bleed. Seriously, can’t handle it. I am talking about a teenage last minute version of this singer. No mic. No long hair. Nope, just a handle full of quarters and some tape. Slap that change on the back of a hoodie and vowla! You have Nickle-Back. I died laughing. Great work, kid! Two thumbs up. 5/5 stars! Gold medal! Priceless last minute idea that you knocked out of the park! If only he had used 10 nickels he could have doubled as another singer, 50 Cent…