Halloween Party and 5,000 Views.

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Hello readers!

Today was the fantastical Halloween Party at my school.
Actually, I found that it was EVEN MORE stressful than our open house yesterday. I finally had time to start making some games for the kids for the party. Each teacher was in charge of some game or other. I was assigned two different games, to appeal to two different age groups (kindergarten and elementary). I was given a BUNCH of freedom for this project.
I had to make some kind of “Face Making” game, where the kids could somehow make ghost faces. Then for the older kids, I needed a speed card game (some flash-cards or something like that).

Hello readers!

Today was the fantastical Halloween Party at my school.
Actually, I found that it was EVEN MORE stressful than our open house yesterday. I finally had time to start making some games for the kids for the party. Each teacher was in charge of some game or other. I was assigned two different games, to appeal to two different age groups (kindergarten and elementary). I was given a BUNCH of freedom for this project.
I had to make some kind of “Face Making” game, where the kids could somehow make ghost faces. Then for the older kids, I needed a speed card game (some flash-cards or something like that).
Since we didn’t have any sort of flash-cards for halloween, I thought I’d go ahead and make my own deal. Anyway, it took a lot longer than expected, and while I had a lot of fun making it the ‘crunch time’ earlier this afternoon before the elementary party had me singing the blues.
Anyway, I have a few pictures to share. I took them on my camera phone so the quality is quite bad. Forgive me, I’ll find a way to charge my camera safely soon!
Halloween Party! Yeah!

First is the game for the kindergarteners. I decided to do something along the lines of “Pin the Tail on the Donkey”, but Halloween style. So, I made the following layouts:

Pumpkin!

The pumpkin was fun to do, but coloring with
markers is a pain (literally, my hand started to hurt!). I had to put two A4
pieces of paper together to make it big enough, since we were out of A3.
So…. that explains the ghetto tape job at the bottom.

Then there was the skull!

Again, another tape-jobby. But, it’s not too bad.
Especially after being laminated.

Finished Products!

I put velcro tape in all the appropriate places and made eyes, noses, and mouths for the layouts. With all of the pieces in all of the right places the final results look like this:



AND


I was so glad that the game worked out. They had a good time spinning around in circles and yelling directions at each other.
♥ Here are some of my babies. ♥

The following pictures are of the game for the elementary school kids. I actually didn’t get to finish it, because I ran out of time. The background came out rather nicely, but I didn’t get to fix the cards the way I wanted to, so I had to rush-job them, and instead of 26 cards +2 bonus cards, there are only 18.

Actually… it turned out that less was better because some of them had a really hard time grasping the concept of the memory game. Oy.

But they still had fun! I think.

Even if they didn’t think the games were 100% fun to play, there was a pretty great incentive to participate.


I am proud to say I did not eat one piece! I REALLY wanted to though! I just kept telling myself that Halloween isn’t the only time of year I can have a piece of chocolate. That kind of thinking actually worked!

And finally, I would like to share with you all a picture of me in my Halloween outfit, which consisted of my regular, every-day, clothes, a silly witches hat, and ridiculous make-up. The ridiculous make-up and the witches hat made my every-day clothes look kind of fun! Anyway, voila!

I think that I accidentally bought a children’s size hat. It was so small! I kept having to pull it down on my head. Actually, even now that it’s off, I can still feel it there, creating its storm of static in my hair.
Oh… and I would like to mention that several Korean people in my area now think that I’m a freak. Why? You may ask yourself. Well, it’s because during a short break I traveled down with Head Teacher S to get coffee. She kept telling me that we would get it to go and wouldn’t go anywhere too public. I went out minus the hat, just with the make-up. Several strange looks later Head Teacher S finally admitted that I actually looked kind of crazy.
Well, at least I’m sure I accidentally entertained some people this afternoon.
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I’m sure all of you have sufficient Halloween shenanigans planned! As for me, I’ll be moving to my new apartment! I’m sooooo thrilled! I’ll let you know all about it when I can.
OH!
I just want to say a big THANK YOU FOR OVER 5,000 VIEWS!

It may not seem like a big deal to a lot of you, but to me it’s a milestone. I wasn’t expecting anyone other than family and a few close friends to check my blog. It’s an honor to know that others are stopping by. To you, whoever you may be, thank you!
And HAPPY HALLOWEEN WEEKEND!
Until next post,
~A.


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