During the last week of October, Halloween fever swept through Shanghai. Kids of all ages had a great time dressing up and loading up on candy.
|Halloween came with a gusto this year!! The teachers decorated the school the Friday before Thanksgiving.|
|Don't have a pumpkin? Carve a pomelo!|
|The kids weren't distracted by the decorations at all.|
|This bat in my 2nd grade classroom lit up and wiggled every time I clapped my hands to get my kids' attention. Guess who took a battery out of that toy.|
|By the end of the week, we were ALL ready to trick or treat!|
On Halloween day, I had a great time dressed as Pete the Cat with my kids.
|My first graders were very ready to collect candy!|
|My fourth graders kept asking me for candy. I think a few of them tried to get at least 5 rounds of candy.|
|While these kiddos were asking for candy,|
|this little guy tapped me on the shoulder and startled me.|
|After Meridia shot a few suction cup arrows at me, the bow and arrow set disappeared.|
|It somehow reappeared at the end of the day.|
Since I didn’t have to teach the day after Halloween, I decided to participate in a Zombie Crawl on Halloween night. Unfortunately, I didn’t get any pictures of the crawl itself. (I had to stay in character.) However I did have a great time with some international zombies.
|After three or four layers of makeup, I was ready to participate in the zombie apocalypse.|
|About forty zombies met up in Xintiandi for a stroll.|
|Michael Jackson did a great job coordinating the effort.|
|This zombie snagged his Chinese police costume off Taobao. The real Chinese police had a fun time messing with him during the stroll.|
|Chris wasn't feeling much like a zombie, so he enjoyed the spectacle as a civilian.|
|Harry Potter ran up to me and cast a spell on me because Harry Potter can kill zombies. When he was unsuccessful , he offered me 1 RMB to scare his Mom.|
|After the crawl, we had a great time catching up at Xuan.|
Overall, it was a spooky kooky Halloween in Shanghai!
|I'm already looking forward to next Halloween.|