My class has really been into zombies lately. I don’t know why, but as a fan of the macabre, I like it. It’s very cute to listen to the narratives because in Grade 3 they are starting to grow up and are doing a lot less imaginative narration in their playing, especially the boys.
On the playground they play Zombie Tag. The game begins with a few zombies and is over when everyone is a zombie. Zombies stagger around the playground moaning and sticking their tongues out as they chase the humans. It’s hilarious! They love it when I become a zombie because I really ham it up.
In class, they’re creating Eraser Zombies and having epic battles. We’ve had a few indoor recesses lately because it’s been so cold outside. As you can imagine, the Zombie attacks have become quite elaborate.
Yesterday a student introduced a new character: Zombie T-Rex!
Would you rather get chased by a zombie or a T-Rex?
Zombie. They’re way slower.
But zombies never give up and they never get tired. You can escape a T-Rex.
Well, what about a Zombie T-Rex!
This discovery produced much awe-ing and ooh-ing, a few high-fives, and a cheer! This is followed by a detailed analysis of a Zombie T-Rex attack and how one might survive it.