I saw a picture of a teacher doing the Dr. Seuss thing. Sometimes I think I want to dress up, but then there's the whole planning, buying, putting it all together thing. That's a bit too much for someone whose main goal in life is to become one with the sofa.
But let's say I did all of the above. I'm not sure I could leave the house.
Not really. I do dress up for Halloween (elementary school) and participate in pajama day right before Christmas break (that's my fave!). Hat days, mismatch day, etc. are so not my thing!! I might do it if I taught in the primary grades, though.
I am retired now, but I rarely would dress up unless it was super easy. I am not very creative. For Dr. Seuss day I would wear a headband with a daisy hot glued to it Daisy head Maisy), but that would be about it.
That's a bit too much for someone whose main goal in life is to become one with the sofa.
I LOVE dressing up, but this made me laugh
I was the kid who wanted to live permanently in a fairy costume, and haven't really changed much TBH. But I think every teacher should let their personality shine through, and if dressing up is not your thing then that is absolutely fine. You do you!
I'm one of them but then I teach K. If there's a dress up day, I'll do it but I take the clothes to school, change into them for the morning and then wear my real clothes the rest of the day.
I like Hat Day. I have a wonderful flowered beanie that has bees floating over the top of it. My favourite day is May the Fourth Be With You because I always dress as Lando Calrissian, my favourite character. He's too cool for words. Pyjama Day makes me grit my teeth.
i actually said it earlier this month: "any excuse to wear a costume!"
our school had a pirate theme for reading week--friday was our Pirate Pastries with Parents morning and staff got to dress like a pirate--yeeha!
one day was Wear a Shirt You Can Read day--i had 3 different (clever, says I) shirts: "apostrophes: they don't make plurals" "Hyperbole. best. thing. ever." "i'm so adjective i verb nouns" yes! wardrobe changes throughout the day!
I am not the last bit crafty, but I teach first grade, and they love when I participate in theme days. We had storybook character day, and I ended up taking a sheet of black bulletin board paper, stuck on some red circles,and BAM! I was the grouchy ladybug. I don't enjoy Halloween but I do throw on some sort of costume.
I could not dress up and pull it off at school. I am a T-shirt girl though. If I am at Target I will look for the upcoming holiday T shirt. I wear it with a long sleeve underneath if it is chilly and I am all set. I also try to buy T-shirts for our fundraisers from the actual organization. Go Red,Breast Cancer, etc. I love the excuse to dress down and the kids appreciate that I make the effort.
I dress up. I used to teach at a preschool/daycare center and now teach at a tiny grade school.
This month is Dr Seuss Month at my school. Yesterday I was Thing 1. Next week I plan on a silly green outfit for Green Eggs and Ham Day. The week after I have the funniest outfit planned for Fox in Socks Day.
Next week is also our 100th Day. I haven't planned my outfit for that one yet.
I am one of those who have t-shirts and sweaters for the holidays. I participate in hat day, etc. I am The Cat in the Hat on March 2 every year. Pajama day is one of my favorites. My son says, "Mom. You dress like a first grade teacher." Well, I am.
I do dress up but I don't always like it. I do not like pajama day believe it or not. I don't mind spirt days that don't make me feel like the no one can me seriously (yeah wacky hear day I'm looking at you) but I know it comes with the territory so I do it.
You should have seen me on read across America day. I dresses as Camilla Cream from a Bad Case of the Stripes-with full face paint and rainbow top and leggings. Not comfortable at all. On halloween I dressed in the themed costume along with my team. On the 100th day of school I dress as a 100 year old granny. It's always been a big thing at the schools I have worked at though so if feels like a must.
Our school has had 30 dress-up days so far this year! Some of them have been specific color days, but honestly it is getting ridiculous! I do dress up but I keep it very simple. I wear hats and all kinds of stuff in my classroom, but I don't like to outside of my room.
Like Sam5, my school has a ridiculous number of days for wearing "stuff". I don't even know why we bother having a dress code as at least once a week, we deviate from it! I will participate if it's just a matter of wearing a t-shirt, like for Dr. Seuss or sports day, but I'm not wearing silly costumes or my pajamas. Nope. Not happening.
Now that you all mention it my school dresses up for many, many events all year long. We just finished Dr. Seuss week and every day was something . . .even a parade. I have a hard enough time keeping up with everyday of the week having a different theme! I only wear my AVID t-shirt on Mon. and my univ. alumni shirt on Fri. I can't deal with school t-shirt day, Super Heroes Day etc. . .But the good news is all the clothing that has your school name on it or AVID. . .are all tax deductible!!!!!
I do not tend to dress in line with spirit days and other such events. While I am very creative and have a background in theater, I am not personally into them as a teacher. (Of course, I am all for people doing whatever they would like, though. ) I never really liked participating in these types of days as a student, either. Perhaps I was a bit too serious as a child, though.