Sarah Lu (and a special guest named Silly Skull) joined us for circle today. As a group we talked about the meaning of holidays like Halloween and Dia de los Muertos. The children mentioned scary and spooky things like ghosts, witches and spiders. They also mentioned costumes and candy. Sarah Lu talked about how some people believe that on these days the veil is lifted between the living and the dead. Several children mentioned animals or loved one who had died. Sarah Lu introduced the idea of building an altar to remember those who have died. Sarah Lu brought out a skull lantern made by WG. In its flickering light Sarah Lu taught the children a lantern song she wrote and we talked about another popular type of lantern this time of year–Jack-o-lanterns. After circle time, one small group worked in the studio with Sarah Lu to make lanterns of their own and another small group did a Halloween themed Story Workshop.