It’s Spirit week and our student council has created a special calendar of events for the week. Monday was “Pajama Day.” Tuesday was “80’s Day. ” Today was “Dress as Your Teacher Day.” Some students came dressed like our principal, hair slicked down, sport coats, colorful ties, and shiny party shoes. Others came in dressed as the gym teacher, warm up suits, whistle around the neck, and running shoes. One little girl came dressed as the art teacher wearing a smock and sparkly jewelry.
My favorite though was the group of girls from my class that all came wearing their mom’s flowing scarves to look like me. They tossed them, wrapped them round and round their necks, and flicked them like a snake’s tongue, all day long. They danced them off to gym, dragged them off to recess and left them on their desks during lunch. Returning from our break I was requested to tie eight little third grade girls back into those scarves to finish off the day.
Tomorrow is “Sports Day.” I’m not sure what will show up. One student inquired about wearing his bathing suit and another her swim cap. One little guy asked if he could wear his Irish dance shoes ( because that’s a sport). Hockey helmets and race medals could arrive along with cleats. The school is definitely vibrating with spirit!
Friday is “Dress as Your Favorite Book Character” and I’m looking forward to seeing who arrives in class.