Currently and a Story About a Ghost

Normally, I have some kind of complaint about Farley's "Currently"... something like.... ack! Where is all the time going?

Not this time.

I'm happy to see October's currently is here. A month of school already finished! Wow! It's zooming along, splendidly.

Halloween is in October. I like Halloween. I wish more people did - so we could do more "halloweeny" stuff at school without upsetting/offending others. It's all so much fun.

Where's My Mummy is such an adorable, amazingly cute book. We do a little craft with it too. You can check out my post about it {here}.

Dorrie the little witch is the main character in my most favorite childhood books.

I know, I'm showing my age.

I truly adored Dorrie. I read and re-read the entire series by Patricia Combs over and over again when I was little. I made a beeline to Dorrie's section of the library ALL the time.

I even owned a few of them. I should have held on to them. They are collector items now. 

It was very fun to find other Dorrie fans on Pinterest. Here are a few pins about good ol' Dorrie.

***A Ghost Story***
This week, one of my brightest students was suddenly crying, sobbing, uncontrollably. Out of nowhere... just bawling.

"What happened? Are you alright?"  No answer. Tears. Total anguish.

I was panicked. He couldn't get out any words.

"You guys! What happened?" His entire table group just stared. 

Then one whispered, "Ghosts."



"What do you mean, ghosts?"

"Kid A was talking about ghosts and Kid B started crying."


"Kid B is that why you are crying? Is it ghosts? I'm confused."

"Yes! He-(sob)-said-(sniff)-they-(sob, sob)-are-(gulp)-real!-(bawl bawl bawl)"

WT?????? I really had no idea what to do with that.

"Honey, if Kid A said the sky was purple would he be right?" I said.

"{sob} {confused glance at me through bleary eyes} ... no" he replied.

"Would it make you upset if he said the sky was purple?" 


"Well I think you need to act like this is the same thing. Just because he said it, doesn't mean you have to believe it. {I mean he's not the INTERNET where everything is true! DUH!} There is no reason for it to upset you."

"ok"... end of crying. Just like that. Snap. Tear faucet off.

"Kid A I'd like to see you outside please."  Outside we go... "What in the world did you say to him?"

"I told him the guys that are on ghostbusters are real."


I had nothing to say to that. 

Still don't know what to say. I don't think we'll be doing any ghost crafts this year.


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  1. Traci I love that story...too funny. You are a great storyteller. I feel like I was there dealing with it.LOL

  2. Ahhhh I remember Dorrie and LOVED her! That took me back-good stuff. Also love Where's My Mummy-super cute!
    Your story is too funny! Can totally picture it crystal clear in my head.

    We want to do all the cutesy halloweinie stuff too but have to be careful. We stick to fall but get it going the week of Halloween and sneak it in there. Have a lovely, cooler weekend!
    ~Christy & Tam too!

  3. I've never heard of the Dorrie books. It looks great!!

    Grade ONEderful
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  4. I totally forgot about Dorrie! Oh my goodness, that's a HUGE flashback! Thank you for the happy memory :)

  5. Your ghost story is too funny! It sounds like something that would happen in my classroom.

    KinderKids Fun

  6. I'm definitely going to look into cute ! I'm your newest follower. Stop by sometime :)

    First Grade Fairytales

  7. WHAT is this book?? it loos so great!! i need to go check this out :)

  8. I miss first grade!!! I am on my laptop (pretending not to be) while hubby sleeps and had to go all Covert Affairs just now because I had a loud blast laugh at that story. Well told, Traci!

    I *need* a pedicure too! Too bad you don't live closer, I'd wrangle you up and we'd go!

    Second Grade Sparkle

  9. ok - i looked for the book on amazon...i foudn some for $500!??! what?!?! wow - these books are golden! ha!! i'm gonna see if my library has them :)


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