a yearly reminder about Halloween

……. A letter to parents from awhile back, about Halloween Images………

Halloween is upon us, as are all the images, sounds and feelings that walk hand in hand with this tradition.  Halloween gives us a chance to examine our fears, and it allows us to acknowledge our safe shelters.  We in Kindergarten have been talking, listening to stories, drawing, painting,singing, writing, glittering and gluing all around, under and through these very important issues.

One thing happened in class today that was such a wonderful example of how child created images are perceived by kids so very differently from adult or media created images.

A child approached our kid hammered, woven, handcrafted and painted “spooky spider web”.  His eyes were wide, examining details with his fingers, feeling along the cracks for paint drips and glitter.  He recognized and commented on some of the things he had contributed to this group project, with pride.  Then he took a long and silent look at it…

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Educator, musician, social justice activist...and now a blogger. Children deserve unflinching support from adults.....they deserve nothing less. All kids . Everybody's kids. Everywhere.
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