Each year I try and up the ante when it comes to my Halloween event. I tend to shy away from big parties instead preferring to simply spice up the classes. For the kids candy and games are the name of the game while for adults it’s merely to give them a taste of our culture. While some people might find this rather silly it is important to remember that when you learn a language you are not merely learning a form of speaking but rather a way of communicating. Language, body language and customs are all part of the deal. That’s why I feel it’s important that especially during Halloween and X-Mas that we do our best in sharing that part of our culture.
Over the years I have managed to add quite an arsenal of tools to enhance the Halloween experience – a fog machine, an army costume, a lightsaber, pirate flags, and the like. They cost a pretty penny but I didn’t buy them all in one go. Each year I budgeted a small amount of money towards such goods. Despite only have one classroom and a waiting room to work with I believe students get a unique experience that few schools can give them. I already have made some plans for next year!!
While I do enjoy a break Halloween is quite exhausting and having to wear a costume all the time can get pretty hot so I’m glad it’s just once a year.
Till next year…