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Tuesday, October 22, 2013


1 Pumpkin, a jack-o-lantern to make.

2 Sugar cookies in the oven to bake.

3 Owls hooting WHO-WHO-WHO.

4 Ghosts prowling to shout BOO!

5 Bats circle with their wings.

6 Cats on the fence posts howling-sing.

7 Costumed children ask for a treat

    and wish Happy Halloween

       to all they meet. 

     Halloween is a fun holiday where we get to dress up and pretend to be someone, something or somebody else.  Will you go trick-or-treating?  Do you have a costume yet?  Have you decided what you will be this year?  Your challenge for today is to try writing your own Halloween poem about your costume.  Have fun.


  1. Halloween is huge at my school; even parents dress up. I have a box full of clown costume 'ingredients', so some will work, & some will wait for next time. I like your counting rhyme!

  2. Oh, thank you Linda. I wish I could bring my tiara and pink hair to visit your school. It sounds like a very fun place.
    do you know about RED NOSE day where everyone wears a red rubber clown nose? The fee for not wearing the nose is like five pounds and the money goes to mental health. People even put big red noses on their cars. It is a day for telling jokes, being silly and remembering the good things in life.

  3. Joy,
    Red Nose Day sounds like a blast. A counting poem is a fun one to write for Halloween. Thanks for sharing.