Our spirit week was the week before Spring Break. This was a perfect time for it because students' brains are typically not right this week anyway, so might as well give them a reason to be crazy. It was also perfect, because Spirit Week is exhausting and it gave us a whole week to recuperate!
I was blown away by the participation we had this year! Usually there's a good portion of kids who forget or are "too cool", but we had almost 100% participation each day! It was so fun!
Monday was Storybook Character Day. I was excited for this because I LOVE storybooks. If you teach elementary for more than a day or two, you will understand. I love reading storybooks aloud to my kids. It's like magic. They're enthralled and silent the whole time... with a few giggles thrown in every now and again. I originally was going to be Little Red Riding Hood because I figured that would be a pretty easy one to throw together. Then I heard my students talking and like half of them said THEY were going to be Little Red, so I decided to get more creative. My next idea was Amelia Bedelia, but without thrift stores in this country, I didn't have the necessary costume parts. I finally decided on Camilla Cream from A Bad Case of the Stripes. All of my students knew instantly who I was because we've read this book more than once, but no one else in the school had any idea.
|The teachers (L to R): Max from Where the Wild Things Are, Viola Swamp from Miss Nelson is Missing, Camilla Cream from A Bad Case of the Stripes, and Leopard from How Leopard Got His Spots|
Friday was Sunbear Spirit Day! We had school t-shirts made and handed them out on Thursday for the kids to wear Friday!
Such a neat group of students and teachers!
And at 2:30, I bid my kids farewell and began my Spring Break! Another successful Spirit Week in the books and a well-deserved, much-needed vacation ahead of me!