So many people love it. And no matter how much we try to redirect the energies of the day to honor characters in literature or theme the costumes to a period in time, the whole day becomes trying to make sure everyone is safe and no one gets hurt. Safe from terrible people who might want to harm children. Safe from other students, who in their exuberance harms someone else with their costume. Safe from feeling left out because you don't have a costume and really want one.
What does this have to do with a public education? The good folks at Common Craft and boiled my thoughts on the subject to a very clear plan. Thank you Common Craft. Preparing for Zombies is how I feel at times. Enjoy your Halloween.