Gloria Trick-or-Treating

Gloria went trick or-treating on Halloween night as a cow.  Imagine that!  She was accompanied by Asha, who dressed up as Elsa, and by Asha’s big brother who dressed up as Harry Potter.

Gloria’s journal entry reads:
“Asha had so much fun going trick-or-treating with Aaryan and Gloria.  All the kids got lots of candy.  Gloria decided to dress as a cow this year because she really loves milk.  Asha went as Elsa because she loves Frozen.  Aaryan really enjoyed having Gloria around, he would tuck her in every night.  Asha would make sure to greet Gloria warmly every morning.  We can’t wait until Gloria sleeps over again.”

Back at school today, the children decided Gloria was tired from her Halloween weekend and trick-or-treating.  They put her to bed for a nap.

Everybody loves you, Gloria.

Jennie

About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I am highlighted in the the new edition of Jim Trelease's bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at both the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, and the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital.
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54 Responses to Gloria Trick-or-Treating

  1. beetleypete says:

    I don’t even celebrate Halloween, but if Gloria was around, I think I would have to change my mind.
    This story warmed my cynical old heart, Jennie. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Mischenko says:

    Aw, so adorable, Jennie! ♥️

  3. Ritu says:

    How lovely 😍

  4. Darlene says:

    How special that even Gloria got to go trick or treating. She is well loved. xo

  5. Everybody loves you, Gloria…me too (and Zelda)
    hugs

  6. So sweet. I love Gloria (just as the kids do). She serves many good purposes.

    • Jennie says:

      Thank you, Anneli. She is a gem!

      • I had a very floppy and bendy teddy bear (all in a velour outfit) that was easy to use like a puppet. Probably the size of Gloria – he was the Boo Bear. He talked to the kids and got hugs and kisses from them and blew kisses to them. He led the singing of the songs for learning the sounds of the letters, and reminded me when it was time to turn the page. We had so much fun, he even had to be on the class photo. Very much like Gloria, so I can relate to how important a role these “characters” can play.

      • Jennie says:

        Clearly, Boo Bear was an absolute gem and a true member of the classroom, like Gloria. I can tell. These characters can work wonders and relate to children in ways that teachers cannot. The gift they give is precious and timeless. Thank you, Anneli. Do you still have Boo Bear?

      • I do. I’ve had him for 23 years. Wouldn’t part with him.

      • Jennie says:

        I love it! ❤️

  7. Oh I love gloria and her adventures with your sweet little students. Soooooo cute.

  8. How fun! I bet the kids will treasure those memories.

  9. petespringerauthor says:

    Gloria is obviously an important part of the class.

    • Jennie says:

      She definitely is, Pete. She has started to spend nights with children during the week, too. The message of kindness she is able to impart is far more than I or any teacher could do.

  10. srbottch says:

    And she looks exhausted, but happy! Gloria is so lucky to be surrounded by all the love the kids giver her. Nice!

    • Jennie says:

      Yes, she does look that way! Gloria somehow becomes the glue in the class. She holds everyone together, and she makes them look look beyond themselves. Really. It’s remarkable. Thank you, Steve.

  11. That’s the best Halloween story ever. The brother and sister both took care of Gloria which bonds them. I love this so much.

  12. Very sweet! I wonder how the givers of candy responded to Gloria and her costume.

  13. Gosh! Lol This was great theatre. I am shure Gloria made her first step into a further career. Michael

  14. dgkaye says:

    How cute is that! ❤

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