The first Wednesday of each month this carnival has a theme, and today it is soup. If you don’t have a soup recipe to link up, that’s okay. Anything is fine, the theme is just a suggestion. If this is your first time participating in the carnival, please read the guidelines here.
Once upon a time this wife, mother, and blogger used to be an elementary school teacher. My first year teaching, the principal decided to give me a very challenging 4th grade class, full of behavior problems. It wasn’t just that I was a new teacher, this class was know for being a bad group since they started at the school. About the time Halloween came around, the newness of the school year had worn off, and I was still learning how to handle these kids (I did manage it eventually). Things were not going well.
For Halloween, the school had a poem writing contest. Each class was to write a gory poem about a witch’s brew, and the winner would get a little party at the end of the day on Halloween. My class did a pretty good job with the poem, and I think those in charge were feeling sorry for me, so we won the contest! At the end of the day, they brought in our very own witch’s brew.
I think it was made with orange cool aid, spaghetti noodles, grapes, and maybe something else. If that doesn’t sound appetizing to you, imagine trying to eat it after having written a poem about a brew filled with eye balls (grapes), and guts (spaghetti). No, it wasn’t really a treat for the kids. In fact, one of them threw up. Then another. Then another. Then another. Till it was most of the class. It was the end of the day too, and kids had busses to catch. Ahhh!!! Thanks so much for choosing us to win this contest!