It was so strange waking up this morning realizing it was Halloween and not having that sinking feeling that today is going to be one crazy day. It is days like today that as a classroom teacher I would braise myself for the wild hyper activity that comes with all the magic of being six. I'd be prepared with many back-up activities for the fast pace of the Halloween classroom. More importantly, I'd spend all day talking in a hushed voice telling kids, "This is our Halloween writing workshop! We have to be extra quiet so we can write all those great details about our Halloween costumes!" Being six they'd totally buy it.
For today I think I'm going to miss being a classroom teacher.