If you know anyone in the elementary teaching profession, the day of the week on which Hallowe’en falls can make a huge difference in what gets accomplished in a classroom for the first few days of November.
This year (Saturday Hallowe’en) is the perfect setup. Costumes, assemblies and parties take place on the Friday but there isn’t the huge excitement of the actual day of Hallowe’en yet because the trick-or-treating happens on Saturday night. Students who stay up later and eat more candy than usual are usually not the most focussed individuals on their spelling lesson the next morning but with a Saturday Hallowe’en, there is a good 36 hours before everyone is back in school. This holiday will be way scarier for teachers and students in 2016, however. Hallowe’en falls on a Monday and we will need the whole week to get our sleep schedules (and sugar levels) back to normal!
Tomorrow will be lots of fun as usual and Monday will see everyone back in the swing of things for the first of two short weeks (Mid-Autumn Holiday November 6-9).
Mentor College / TEAM School
PS: Don’t forget to turn your clocks back on Sunday morning! We appreciate punctuality in our students, but getting to school an hour early on Monday morning would not be a great way to start the week!