Bowing to the presence of conservative religion in our midst, Chets Creek has never celebrated "Halloween". Instead we enjoy the tradition of a Fall Literacy Festival that has literature at its core.
We encourage families of kinder kids to become involved in the celebration by sending home a cardboard pumpkin for the family to help the child decorate. The pumpkins are hung in the hall as a Fall decoration for all to see. This family- involved activity provides our little authors with a common real experience that they can write about in Writers' Workshop. Below are some of the many pumpkins.
Each class also chooses a favorite read aloud book and then uses parent volunteers to help the class make a presentation using pumpkins. This year's kindergarten entries are below.