Halloween Questions

I reviewed my school’s Halloween costume policy with my class two days after their millions of  questions about our canned food drive (see post below).  Knowing that they would have a ton of questions about Halloween too, and not feeling like devoting 20 minutes to answering all those questions, I told them, “I will not be answering questions at this time.  If you have a question, please write it on a post-it note, and I will get back to you later with an answer.”  I have 28 students, and I received 24 questions.  The summary of the school policy is no violent or frightening costumes, and I told the class to ask if they were unsure if their costume would be considered violent/frightening or if the clothing with it would be school-dress-code-appropriate.  These were some of my favorite questions from my students who are clearly very conscientious.  :)

“I have a wig and glasses. Does the wig count as not seeable?”
(One of the guidelines is no masks that obscure vision)

“Are you allowed to bring a doll, a stuffed doll?”

“Can you wear overalls with your costume? And ear headband?  Or bow ties that are grey?”
(Can anyone guess this adorable, non-scary costume?)

“Can you do your hair fancy?”

“Is Cindy Lou Who scary?”



Today my class’s student council reps were announcing information about a canned food drive that starts at an event next week and goes until the first week of November.  As usual, the class had more questions that you’d ever think would be possible.

My favorite one was: “Well, what if you’re gone somewhere next week, like Baltimore, do you just ship it or something?”

It took all of my self control to not burst into laughter.  The sweet little student council reps looked over at me for the answer, and all I could do was shake my head “no” while fighting a smile.

I thought, “Surely this child must be traveling to Baltimore, otherwise, why would he ask such a random question?”

So I asked him.


He’s going to Florida.

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