Friday, April 27, 2012


If you know me or have read ANY of my blog posts, it should be no surprise that I'm a fan of Spirit Days... a BIG fan! They bring so much excitement and energy (usually good energy!) to school and make the week so much more exciting. We've reached SOL-prep mode at school, and with it comes the mental-prep, also. To try and incite some motivation and enthusiasm for the upcoming tests, we have 2 Spirit Days planned and a Pep Rally next Friday. Last year, Danielle and I were responsible for all of this (and it turned out AWESOME! See for yourself here...). This year, someone else took the reigns (perfectly fine by us! It was stressful! Although, we did have some good ideas lined up!).

We had our first spirit day on Wednesday. The motto was "Sock it to the SOLs" or "Let's knock the socks off the SOLs"... aka, Crazy Sock Day. Now, some of you are probably like my sister who asked, " How crazy can socks REALLY be?" True, true. Valid point.... for a stiff old adult who doesn't know how to have fun, I guess. ;) But, in the eyes of a 9-year-old, they can be PRETTY darn crazy! Danielle found 2 pair of knee-high striped socks for us at Target, so we split them and each wore one blue and one purple. To make it all the better, we also matched our entire outfit (jeans and a black shirt!). I can't even count the number of kids that were laughing hysterically or said "NICE SOCKS!" as they walked past my room in the morning at the sight (seriously!). Peter actually surprised all of us and participated with some mismatching, knee-high soccer socks! About 1/2 of my students wore crazy socks (some crazier than others!) but it's the participation and spirit that we're going for!
I love that they're willing to be ridiculous with me!
Tuesday afternoon I had one girl come up to me and say, "I don't have any crazy socks." I replied, "That's ok. Just wear socks that don't match." She looked at me, kind of confused, and said, "But I do that everyday...." Ummm. Wear socks that match? :)

Some of the CRAZINESS from my students!
 At the end of the day when we were packing up to go home, I had one girl come up to me and ask me, "When are we going to sock it?" Ok, let me clarify, I'VE BEEN WEARING KNEE-HIGH STRIPED SOCKS ALL DAY. Not sure EXACTLY what she thought this whole spirit day was about, but next time I'll have to be more clear, I guess.

1 comment:

  1. I can empathize with that girl. She thought you guys were going to have a boxing match or something, and all you did was wear some dumb socks.