Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Masquerade Ball!!

Last night Roy, our phys ed teacher, and I hosted a Masquerade Ball...actually it was sponsored by the Student Council, but we are in charge of the student council!!

It was a great evening for all...by 3:00 the gym had been transformed into a replica of a haunted house...lights, pumpkins, a blow up spider (a parent brought that in!), cobwebs, balloons, and my DJ stand decorated for announcements and music.

The food was ready as well...the typical fare..hot dogs, cider, candy, pop...we were ready just in time as ghost and goblins, actually pirates and witches and soda fountain gals and twin Scarlet O'Hare's descended upon us with their dollar.

We danced, played wrap the mummy, judged costumes, and let them be fifth and sixth graders away from state standards and guided reading...

They had a wonderful time..so did we. After we bid them farewell, we picked up the pieces, decided it was a good time, and then scrubbed the tables.

Today will be back to normal...but last night was their Masquerade Ball, and mine too!!

Lou Ann Homan-Saylor lives in Angola, Indiana which is nestled in the hills of Northern Indiana. When she is home at the White Picket Gardens you can find her gardening or writing late into the night under the light of her frayed scarlet lamp. She is a storyteller, a teacher, a writer, an actress and a collector of front porch stories.