Our school has enforced a strict policy that food is not to be part of holiday celebrations in the classroom. A cookie and a juice has always been an easy treat to bring in for special times of the year. So, for this Halloween I had to think outside of the box. I considered running to the dollar store and throwing a bunch of plastic trinkets in a bag and calling it a goodie bag. But, just last week my 1st grade daughter brought home a bag very similar to that from a birthday party she had gone to and as soon as she wasn't looking I dumped it in the trash. I don't need anymore whistles, yo-yo's, bouncy balls, rubber bracelets, etc. So instead, I came up with a goodie bag for the brain. I printed out a Halloween Wordle which is always a hit with kids, a couple pages of Halloween jokes, and a sweet Shel Silverstein poem about trick or treating.