Part of my Happiness Project has been to get “dressed up and look pretty” for work. I bet most of you will agree that we feel good when we know we look good, so I have been getting up a little bit early to tame my wild beast hair and put together some first grade appropriate outfits.
I should clear something up for you though – and explain the background as to why I chose “dressing up” as one of my goals. Last year I did NOT get dressed up for school everyday. I usually wore a pair of ON Chinos, some sort of plain short sleeve or long sleeve shirt, and loafers/sandals. I also showered at night and wore my hair up. I know it sounds awful that I a first grade teacher didn’t care how she looked to her students, but when you work in a poor, dirty, un-ventilated, non-airconditioned/heated urban school, you just don’t want to wear your “nice” clothes.
SO, this year, Happiness Project = new Mrs. Bear and new wardrobe (sorta). I have been trying extra hard to look my best every day so that I FEEL my best every day …. even when my beautiful little chickadees are driving me mad. Here are some of my most recent outfits:
I am always wondering what other teachers wear to school…so, if you are a teacher, do you dress to impress? Or do you dress down?