Friday is always a day of exhaustion, no matter where you go to school or where you work or where you spend your days. The kids put on a great party tonight, but that didn’t mean it wasn’t a hard day of working and trying to focus after a long week of projects.
There was some more making-up.
Preparing the bungee…
…and the coffins.
Making food for the Creepy Cinchin (Kitchen).
Helping Kristie make hot lunch.
Finagling the game station.
Kristie’s hot lunch! It was incredible.
Lola says, “I’m the old lady from the town who knows everything.”
When the party started, the kids led their parents and other grown-ups through the living exhibits of the Brightworks Halloween.
Past the graveyard…
And the guillotine…
Through the spider cave…
To being scared by the Connor-sized spider…
And creepy children in the haunted pumpkin patch.
…then becoming zombie-fied.
And maybe grabbing something to eat on the way.
…before playing eye-tossing and spinning games.
Zombies come to life in the graveyard!
What a great night.
I think everyone’s really excited to see what this little Experiment can do for the kids and the structure of the school in general. Working in small groups has always been Gever’s goal in the 6:1 student-teacher ratio, and the opportunity to explore that this week will, I know, lead to better practices when the kids work on their projects. We, the staff and the kids, are all so lucky to be able to learn on-the-job at this school – a failure-positive place where we can always take a step back and change our behavior to fit the situation. It’s all an experiment, and one day we could get it right… but that just means we’ve stopped thinking and have more work to do!
Happy pre-Halloween, and thanks to those who were able to make it to the school tonight! It’s always a treat to see how much we have support in the world.
The Halloween scenes really started coming together today!
Making mashed potato ghosts.
Drawing out the design for a bungee harness.
The spiderweb cave.
Telling the story of the journey through the creepy haunted house.
Building the guillotine.
Collecting more leaves for the graveyard.
Testing out the guillotine.
Get ready for Friday! All are welcome to join us for an evening of fun and spooks at our school from 5pm – 7pm. Come on by!