Ellie's teacher is great at combining the typical school parties (Halloween, Valentines Day, Christmas, etc.) into learning experiences. For Halloween, they do a wax museum of famous people. This year, Ellie was Cleopatra. She did really well considering she was out a few days with H1N1!In 6th grade, the classes combine to do a Halloween carnival. Each time I've had a child in 6th grade, I've made sure to be one of the room moms. Part of that includes helping with the class parties. This year was no different. I got to teach them to do witches' hands out of popcorn. It's just the easiest craft around!