Discussion in 'Third Grade' started by janis, Oct 31, 2013.
Oct 31, 2013
Do you allow students to wear costumes? If so, how far do you let them take it?
All of our students are allowed to wear costumes in the afternoon, although some will come in with them this morning. Absolutely no replica weapons (this is a suspendable offense) and school dress code must be followed.
We just do orange and black. At my other school they had a Literacy night last night, and kids could dress up for that. I think it was a good compromise.
Our students wear costumes for a Halloween parade in the morning, but by recess, all costumes must be off and it's business as usual. Like Mrs. C., no "weapons" or unsuitable costumes allowed.
We had a Bingo Night last Friday where kids could wear costumes. Today, kids are allowed to dress like their favorite book character. I'm wearing a Boston Red Sox cap. The only character I can think of that was only known for a BoSox hat was Trisha McFarland from "The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon," but I'm just hoping I'm not asked who I am
ours as well... after 1:15
Business as usual until the afternoon. Then they put on costumes and we had a party and "parade." My parents were very generous with the goodies. I got a little sick watching how much junk they were eating! Oh well, it's only one day a year.
We have early release every Thursday, so it was a pretty short/wasted day. The kids came, had PE immediately, came back and worked on a Halloween logic problem, had recess, had their grade-level party, pretended to focus on Writer's Workshop for 40 minutes (yeah, right) and then went to lunch. After lunch the school walked to the nearby retirement home for a costume parade, then we came back and had 15 minutes until dismissal. They wore their costumes all day-I told them I didn't have time for them to change in and out of them. No hats in the building (or masks). They actually handled the day really well!
My school allows costumes. I was Medusa and launched our myth study. Math was graphing ordered pairs which when dots connected made a jack o lantern.word study of nouns, verbs and adjectives led into mad libs.
We also did a parade. Students could put their costumes on over their clothes only for the duration of the parade and other celebrations, not the whole day. No weapons or costumes that might be unsafe, including masks that severely limit vision.
Students were allowed to wear them all day - again, no weapons or masks. Our P said that everyone had to either dress as a book character or "what they want to be when they grow up." That was pretty cool (except we still had lots of batmen and spidermen, lol!). I was actually thrilled, because one of my boys (who has some learning disabilities and has NEVER had $$ for supplies or costumes, etc., before - I had him in 1st) came dressed as... a HOBBIT! Loved it!
I told my kids I was dressed as something really scary - a teacher! LOL
We have a parade too. It sounds like we have the same guidelines as your school.
Nov 1, 2013
We had a Book Character Parade. Nearly everyone (teachers and students) dress up. We do a parade around the school grounds and parents come to watch and take pictures. Students changed after the parade was over. It's a lot of fun.
Nov 3, 2013
Book character day; great idea!