Don't Forget To Have Fun - Dress Up!It's always fun to take a break from the regular workday and add in a little fun. Working in a Primary School there are many opportunities to dress up. We celebrate Reading Month yearly and we have a "sunshine committee" (they plan outings and fun dress up days). There are plenty of teachers in my school that dress up for these scheduled events. We have a positive atmosphere to be creative. I hope this motivates you to either participate in your school events, initiate some fun school dress up days, or add to your already fabulous style.
It Has Always Been An IssueYes, I'm a dress up junkie. I need an intervention of sorts. No one is safe from my need for dress up. Before I was married, I made my husband dress up like a woman for Halloween. He still married me! To me, that is like signing a contract that says, "Forever more I will let her dress me up!" See..... it is a problem! Then my daughter was born and my husband was given a respite. When Kelsey grew up and moved to California (not because of me, I promise!) I had to turn inward and bring the fun to school.
My daughter over the years. Born into this!
"Work is either fun or drudgery. It depends on your attitude. I like to have fun." -Colleen C. BarrettYes, I'm fortunate that the people around me, and the building I work in, promote and support fun. BUT, I am a teacher..... my costumes have to be inexpensive and not take a lot of time to fabricate. Enjoy a laugh at my expense!
Character Dress Up
|Pete The Cat|
|Olivia with Pete The Cat|
|Lady Bug Girl|
Lady Bug Girl: My boots were borrowed from the Pete the Cat (left). My wings and antennae were from a costume my daughter wore years ago. I bought some tulle to make the skirt and added black construction paper dots for the boots. Sadly most of the dots fell off by this time of day!
Not Just The 100th Day of School!Many teachers dress up on the 100th day of school. It's a milestone! Why not? I agree! But our school goes a little further (or less) than that!
The Sunshine Committee and MoreGaze your eyes upon these beauties. Keep in mind I did have to drive to and from school. Driving the speed limit was super important on these days. How would you explain this to a police officer?
Nerd Day (A Sunshine Committee-created day) and St. Patrick's Day are always fun for the teachers and students.
This was Prom Day! You were supposed to dress up like you were going to the prom. I just couldn't be mainstream, so I took an old tuxedo and an old dress and sewed them together. Make up and barrette were only applied to one side. This was a ton of fun and honestly was way easier than you'd think. You just have to give it a try. I remember my husband saying to me, "Do you have any idea what you're doing?" I replied, "No!"
Silver Day! Believe it or not I own that dress! It's really cute but really, really, SILVER! I covered an old pair of boots, made arm bands, and covered a headband with aluminum foil. The girls in my class loved this outrageous outfit!