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Homeroom Etiquette - Classroom Help on Halloween

When your children are getting ready for Halloween, their teacher is gearing up for a Halloween party in the classroom. While your child decides on Hanna Montana vs. a clown vs. Jack Sparrow, their teacher is considering pop vs. punch. When the request for volunteers comes out, this is a great opportunity as a parent to see you children and their peers dress up like their dreams.

If you decide to attend the classroom party, plan to dress-up if you can. Kids love it when adults act a little goofy. And dressing up equates with both goofy and kid-friendly.

When considering an outfit, keep in mind what would be appropriate for school. If you are dressing like a character from a book, you might want it to be from a childrenís book rather than an adult. Being the kid or monster from ďWhere the Wild Things AreĒ, is going to get many more positive responses than dressing like a Mel Brooks character. Thereís nothing wrong with Mel and his movies. Most kids just arenít familiar with characters from ďHistory of the World, Part IĒ, thatís all.

Also, keep your attire itself appropriate. Kids canít wear spaghetti strap tanks. Why would you? You can dress like sexy Dorothy after 5:00 and keep her covered at the kids party. A live character vs. a dead one will also garner more happiness than questionable looks.

When you arrive at the classroom, introduce yourself. You are, after all, in costume. If itís a good costume and no one knows who you are consider it a compliment. And then say hello and explain who you are and which child you belong to. Family resemblance might not be obvious otherwise.

When you help in the classroom, check with either the teacher or room parent on what you can bring. This is a community effort and arriving with something to assist with the party will be welcomed and appropriate. You not bringing something simply means someone else is burdened with planning and bringing more, so give back.

Finally, help. Letís say this againÖ.Help!!! Donít just sit there. Itís amazing how many parents will find out that there is a party in their childís classroom and they decide to arrive to be entertained. Or they show up and graze. You are an adult and you can make something to eat or grab something before you arrive. Showing up ravenous and eating your way through the party is wrong on so many levels. You arenít there to be entertained and you arenít there to be fed. Your presence was requested so you could assist, direct, keep the peace and enhance the party. Anything less takes away from the kidsí fun.

Halloween memories begin with the costumes and what happen while you wear them. The candy is the part that lasts (hopefully) after the costume is put away. Every thing else, all the happy memories and general fun is up to the parent. Considering whatís best for your child, their friends and what happens in the classroom is a great way to show that you are the adult who truly wants the best for the kids.

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