I officially survived my second Halloween in Shanghai. It was a fun and crazy Halloween season!
|In preparation for Halloween, all of my English Corner students created their own Halloween masks. I found the masks on Fuzhou Lu for 3 RMB ($.50) per mask.|
|Some of my kids are amazing artists!|
|Some of my other students are incredibly sweet but scare me at times.|
|The day before Halloween, I arrived at school to see this message. We're not in the States anymore!!|
|When I arrived at the first grade campus on Halloween morning, I was greeted by tons of little sugar zombies who were ready to trick or treat!|
I was surprised when I learned kids would be trick or treating first thing in the morning. I thought that the school would have waited until after lunch before the madness would begin.
Trick or treating was an extreme event at school. There were times where I feared being trampled. Many of the kiddos thought all they had to do was yell,
"Trick or Treat!" and hold out their hands for candy.
|Many of the kids reminded me of the carp longing to be fed at the Botanical Gardens in St. Louis|
|Many of the kids wore random costumes. I don't know if this girl is supposed to be Snow White or the Devil. She is too cute either way!|
|Many of the kids did not fully understand the concept of trick or treating. After I would give them a piece of candy, they would give me a piece in return.|
Needless to say, I was NOT excited about having to teach kids right after trick or treating time. Much to my surprise the kids were calm, and class was business as usual.
|The kids didn't eat any of their candy, and class was business as usual. Amazing!|
|After class at the first grade campus, I headed back to the main campus for more halloween fun.|
|While on breaks, kids would swarm the office for treats. The nun costume cracked me up!|
|I loved the kiddos who masked the student statues and fought the zombies.|
|Much to my surprise, students are allowed to bring toy weapons to school as part of their costumes.|
|The kids swarmed the teachers in search of treats. I felt bad...I ran out of candy early.|
|Some of my fifth graders pose before class.|
I am proud to say I survived the attack of the sugar zombies!!! Happy Halloween!!