Hello future readers!
Remember when I told you about the big announcement the teachers were gonna make at my school about what big Halloween activity we would have? Well, this past Wednesday, we all met in the auditorium for our weekly assembly. As everyone was finding their seats, everyone was wondering what the activity was going to be.
Stephanie thought there was going to be Trick-or-Treating in school going from classroom to classroom. I thought maybe there would be a cakewalk at recess.
I heard Danny and Jason telling Kyle about the Spook House last year and they thought they'd have it again this year.
Cheryl and Susan were hoping for a half day of school the Friday before Halloween.
Then Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Taylor got everyone's attention the way they always did when it got too loud in the auditorium. Mrs. Johnson would play "Shave and a Haircut, two bits", on the piano, and Mrs Taylor would change the words, "Assembly is starting", and we all would answer, "Silence!", and that meant everyone had to pipe down and face forward.
Of course they didn't start with the announcement right away. We had to do the Color Guard (it was the 6th graders turn), the Pledge of Allegiance, and sing "America The Beautiful". I just wanted to hear this big announcement already! After the Color Guard saluted the flag and left the stage, Miss LaSalle, Mrs. Johnson, and Mrs. Taylor got up to make the announcements.
They gave the usual reminders about keeping the playground and the lunchroom clean, not running in the halls, and turning in our library books on time. Then came the moment we had all been waiting for. We were going to have a school carnival! Outta site!
There would be rides and food and games with prizes! Far out! Everyone cheered!
This was really groovy news. A few years ago, we had a carnival, but for the last couple of years, we just had the Spook House set up behind the school. This year, instead of having the Halloween Parade and a special assembly with films, we were gonna have the Halloween Carnival instead of going to class! And since Halloween was actually on a Saturday this year, we'd have a carnival at school on Friday and go Trick-or-Treating on Saturday! It would be like having 2 Halloweens in one week! Dynamite!
Later on, in the lunchroom, the whole 4th grade section was talking about the carnival.
We were all so excited, that I think some of us forgot to swap sandwiches and trade desserts! This was Bridget's first Halloween and Springfield and she was so shook, she could barely eat her lunch!
We all knew the Spook House would be there again, but we wondered what other rides there were gonna be. Cheryl thought maybe a roller coaster.
A lot of us didn't think so, because there really wasn't any room on the school grounds for something that big.
Lisa hoped there would be a merry-go-round. That would be fun!
Sunny went to an amusement park once where there was a giant slide, and you had to sit in a burlap sack to go down. I'd seen those on television, but they're pretty big too.
Jason said he hoped there would be an octopus ride. I like that ride, but it's kinda scary. Jason told us that once he saw a kid throw up on the Octopus and they had to close the ride down to clean it up! Kim reminded him that was a really disgusting thing to talk about when we were all trying to enjoy our lunch! Boys!
Anyway, I can't wait for the carnival! This is gonna be the best Halloween ever! I wonder if there are still carnivals in the future? And if there are, what kind of rides do future kids like? My favorite rides are the Scrambler and the Tilt O'Whirl. We probably won't have those, but it's fun to think about it.
Until next time future readers,