Postpone Halloween? #SOL19

My Kindergarteners are devastated! All the buzz at school is about whether Halloween will be postponed until Saturday night. The weather forecast is horrendous and parents are laughingly calling the school to find out more, as if the schools had any say. Our poor school secretary! Unfortunately my students are struggling to understand the difference between postpone and cancel. We can’t cancel Halloween, but we can postpone trick-or-treating. And that just might happen if it rains as hard as it is supposed to on Thursday night.

Interestingly enough, Halloween has been postponed three times in the last nine years in Massachusetts. This could be the 4th! In 2011 we had a snowstorm, in 2012 Hurricane Sandy happened, and in 2017 we had a terrible wind storm knocking out power across the region, and once again postponing trick-or-treating. The question is, will my Kit Kats last until Saturday night. I’ll keep you posted!

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Many thanks to the crew at Two Writing Teachers, and the extended SOL community, for giving us the time, space, and encouragement to live the writerly life here each Tuesday and every day in March. Won’t you join us?

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