Day 1: Absolutely Nothing
Yeah, Spirit Week started with a normal Monday. What an anti-climactic way to start this post, huh? Still, cute argyle sweater vest, right? Yeah.
Day 2: Celebrity Day
That would be me as Hannah Montana. My kids thought it was awesome and hilarious and just generally great. In fact, a number of them said they liked me with blond hair and/or bangs. As for me, I mostly just enjoyed looking so different that many students had to do a double-take when they saw me. I passed one group in the hall and then heard, "Wait, was that Miss David?" Great times.
Day 3: Disney Day
Here we have Snow White (aka Tpiglette) and the Wicked Queen (aka me). This outfit actually caused multiple students to jump back in surprise/fear when they walked in my classroom. Apparently I really freaked them out with the makeup and everything. Of course, I figured the fact that I was usually smiling (when not in character for posed pictures) would make it better, but it turns out I was actually at least as scary - if not MORE so - when I was smiling:
Day 4: Decade Day
Too precious, right? I had a good time living life as a teenager again, albeit one from another decade. My kids ooh'ed and aah'ed over my fluffy petticoats under the skirt; I mostly itched and scratched at the damn things.
Day 5: Color Day
I cannot possibly explain how happy this day made me. See, my favorite color of all time is orange - in fact, it's "Crayola Washable Marker Orange." So when the sophomores got orange as their class color for color day, I was super excited. A chance to wear head-to-toe orange without anyone wondering why! How wonderful! The shirts we ordered as a class, but everything else I had to go buy. The skirt was $8 at Goodwill, and I got the two-pack of athletic socks (one pair as socks, one pair as gloves) for $5 at an athletic store nearby. My sneakers are from Payless and actually have orange trim. But the best part is the "hat" I got from Michael's:
Yes, it's a tiger. I'm wearing a tiger hat. What can I say? It was orange, so it seemed appropriate.
And thus ends Spirit Week 2009. I think I shocked a lot of my students with just how spirited I got, but it was a great time. And now we're on a winter break for a week, which is perfect for me because I have tons of work to catch up on, plus a lot of interview questions to write (no, I haven't forgotten about you!).
What have you all been up to?