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"Roar!": There is a Tyrannosaurus rex smashing through my house! Just kidding. It is just me in my Halloween costume. I want to be either a T-rex or Cinderella when I dress up for Halloween. Halloween is my favorite holiday because I give and take candy.

Molly Mathias

Grade 2, Benjamin

Teacher costume: I want to be a teacher for Halloween. I love playing school. Hopefully I can find a costume. Last year I was a unicorn.

Morgan Leary

Grade 3, Cedar Ridge

Fun time: I like Halloween because you get candy. It is fun dressing up and scaring people.

Clara Jelinek

Grade 2, Corpus Christi

Wow is it fun: Every year I get in my costume and get ready for a load full of candy. Last year my family had a fun idea to dip small pumpkins in nail polish. For Halloween this year I am going to be a deer. My sister and some neighbors have baby deer costumes, and I am going to be the mama deer. 

Aubrey Fair

Grade 5, Corpus Christi

Family project: I am going to be a lumberjack for Halloween. My dad is going to make an ax out of wood. He is going to carve the ax to make it look like an ax. My mom is making my lumberjack costume. I have the hat that they wear.

Grady Burrell

Grade 3, Delavan

Family fun: On Halloween I am going trick-or-treating with my family because my sister wants to go. I bet we will have fun. It is not hard. You just have to go up to someone's door and say, "Trick or treat!"

Derrick Woods

Grade 2, Fairview

Dress-up fun: I love dressing up on Halloween. Last year I was a butterfly. This year I am going to be JoJo. She is famous.

Kayleigh Robbins

Grade 1, Fieldcrest Primary

Candy trades: On Halloween, my sister, our friend Eva and I go trick-or-treating around our neighborhood. We also are going to go to Rader Farms at night. When we get back to my house after trick-or-treating, we spread all our candy on the floor and group them by the candy. Then we trade our candy.

Sarah Zayas

Grade 5, Glenn

Anticipation: I am looking forward to doing many things on Halloween. My costume is going to be a pop star. When I go trick-or-treating I get a lot of candy. When we are done, my sister, my brother and I sometimes trade candy.

Ari Bland

Grade 2, Grove

Lots to enjoy: I like Halloween because of the decorations. There might be lots of parades and candy. Some people go to Halloween parties or trick-or-treating. There are probably some jack-o'-lanterns. Some spiders might come. I love Halloween.

London Richards

Grade 2, Irving

Trunk-or-treat: I am going to be a cool bear for Halloween. I like Halloween because I like the trunk-or-treat because we get to play games.

Cael Tibbs

Grade 2, Jefferson Park

The best part: Halloween is exciting! I am going to be a skeleton for Halloween. Candy is the best part of Halloween. I have a big, fat pumpkin.

Liam Schumacher

Grade 1, Lowpoint-Washburn

Do it again: Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year. We see cool reapers, ghosts, zombies and skeletons. Then we walk up to a door. The door opens, and we say, "Trick or treat." We keep doing it over and over again. Then we go home and get to sleep.

Zoss Hunter

Grade 3, Lowpoint-Washburn

Let's trade: I like Halloween because I get lots of candy. Family and friends come over and after we get home we trade candy.

Allie Scott

Grade 3, Northpoint

Going to scare Mom: I am going to dress up as a vampire. I want to scare my mom. I want to wear fake teeth.

Claudia James

Grade 4, Northpoint

Nice character: I am going to dress up as Santa Claus because he is nice.

Satchel Winston

Grade 5, Northpoint

Favorite candy: For Halloween I will be going trick-or-treating, and I will go to the doctor's house. For Halloween I will dress up as Deadpool. Kit Kats are my favorite candy.

Norman Bone

Grade 3, Northwest

Dandy candy: Halloween is so fun. I get a ton of candy. Halloween is so dandy. 

Roman Felix

Grade 2, Oakdale

Harry Potter fan: This Halloween I will be Luna Lovegood. She s a character from the Harry Potter movies. She has blond hair and a dreamy voice. She helped Harry in book 5. She is a friend of Ginny, Harry's girlfriend. Luna is crazy, so many of the students called her loony.

Liz Harms

Grade 3, Oakdale

Fun with grandparents: During Halloween I go to my grandparents' neighborhood. Every year my grandparents switch. My grandma goes one year then my grandpa the next. I have fun at Halloween.

Collin Mizer

Grade 4, Oakdale

Spooky fun: Halloween is a spooky night. People dress as different things. Most kids like it because you get candy. I like because it is fun. Children like to pick out scary outfits, and some don't like them, but I do. 

Bryson McClanahan

Grade 3, Oakland

Fun day: Halloween is fun. We dress up and get candy.

Brooke Thorne-Phillips

Grade 1, Olympia South

Freaky times: For Halloween I am going to be Harley Quinn. I am going to trick-or-treat, but not with a freaky costume. Halloween is a little freaky because people dress freaky. 

Kenley West

Grade 2, Olympia South

Favorite season: Halloween is my favorite season. I love the spookiness and lights. With a breeze, it is fun to walk a long time with my dad in crazy costumes.

Sam Karun

Grade 4, Pepper Ridge

Toys better than candy: It is fun to dress up on Halloween. I like when people pass out toys because I am allergic to lots of candy.

Cassidy Giosta

Grade 1, Prairieland

Weapon ready: For Halloween I am going to be Darth Vader. I picked him because I have his lightsaber.

Jack Highland

Grade 2, Prairieland

Awesome costume: My costume is unique and very awesome. It is a character from "Star Wars" called a praetorian guard. It has a mask, gloves, and I am going to wear black boots. My costume is mostly red with some black. We could not find it in a store, so we ordered it online. 

Kole Sutton

Grade 3, Prairieland

Candy keeper: I like Halloween because you get lots of candy, and it is my second favorite holiday. I like that you get to dress up and then go ring someone's doorbell for candy. My candy usually lasts the month.

Colton Garrett

Grade 4, Prairieland

Hurry up!: "Hurry up!" I hear my mom yelling from the basement. It's Halloween night, and my mom is scurrying around to cook our dinner of pigs in a blanket and make sure my sister is ready to go trick-or-treating with our neighbors. This Halloween, I am going to stay at home with my mom and dog.

Gabby Streily

Grade 5, Prairieland

Favorite holiday: Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year. You get to dress up this one time of year and go out. You can get free candy from random strangers. You can hang out with friends. This year I am going to be a unicorn.

Zarai Salinas

Grade 5, St. Mary's

Dressing up: We dressed up as characters, and we got candy from people. We got the candy by going to people's houses. Halloween is just about dressing up.

Brooklyn Hardesty

Grade 2, Schneider

Fun to scare: I love Halloween. Last year I was Chucky. I jumped out of the bushes, and it was fun. One lady screamed and dropped her candy. Halloween is the most fun holiday.

Evangelo Travis

Grade 3, Sheridan

More candy: I like Halloween because we can run around the neighborhood. We will get so much candy. And I will eat so much of it. I will go to my friend's house. Then we will go get more candy.

Davis Nourie

Grade 2, Stevenson

Haunted: I like Halloween; it is really fun. I dress up as a superhero and get candy. My sister and I like haunted houses. They are scary and fun. Some houses are scary at Halloween.

Adithya Arivazhagen

Grade 4, Stevenson

All the candy: I love Halloween so much. I will get all the candy — just kidding. I am going to be a bat. I like Twizzlers; they are my favorite.

Gabby Pettit

Grade 1, Sugar Creek

Love the costumes: What I love about Halloween is the costumes. I am going to be Hermione from Harry Potter. Why do I want to be Hermione? I am reading the books, and so far they are really good. Another reason I love Halloween is the trick-or-treating and all the candy.

Halli Shoenberger

Grade 3, Washington

Best Halloween ever: First, I host Halloween with my family. Next, I go trick-or-treating with my friends. Then I come back to the house and have pizza. Next, I play with my cousins at my house. Last, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays!

Avery Roehm

Grade 2, Benjamin

Likes the scary part: I like Halloween because you get candy and sugar. The best part is that at night it is spooky and scary.

Alexa Espinosa

Grade 3, Cedar Ridge

The best yet: This Halloween is going to be the best Halloween and most spooky ever. This year I am going to dress up as a wild girl wolf, and my brother is going to dress up as Lego Batman.

Amanda Hernandez

Grade 4, Cedar Ridge

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