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An April Fools’ Teacher Adventure

I LOVE April Fools’ Day as a teacher.  It’s a busy time of year, so I haven’t done pranks every year, but it is SO much fun when I do.

Unfortunately (or not), April Fools’ Day was on a Saturday this year.  Did that stop me?

Nope.

I didn’t do anything to big or that required too much pre-planning. In fact, I didn’t start planning until the night before, and only found some of my materials the day of.  Here’s the play-by-play:

Girls Bible:  I gave them a word search that was SUPPOSEDLY related to our current study of Esther.  In reality, I had printed off a word search that didn’t contain actual words, and then just made copies with “Esther Word Search” covering the original title, and names and places from the book of Esther covering the original list of words.  The girls worked for a good little bit before they figured it out.

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Cardigans are a teacher’s best friend (OR, What not to wear on a date)

I REALLY enjoy dressing up, and my career as a teacher has been really good for that. Teaching requires a professional wardrobe, but no so professional that you are regulated to just dress suits and blazers. While schools typically have dress codes for their teachers as well as for students, and some are stricter than others, a lot of times you have some fashion freedom. You will see a lot of younger teachers especially who are dressing both professionally and really stylishly.

You would think this would be GREAT for having a date night-worthy wardrobe. That is not necessarily the case. While you definitely want to be stylish on a date, you don’t necessarily want to look professional. And professional/stylish clothes cost money; teachers shop with their profession in mind, and will hardly consider a piece of clothing that couldn’t be worn to school. Believe me, I do it, and I shop with other teachers who do it. We can’t stand to splurge on something that we couldn’t wear in the classroom.

That’s where cardigans come in.

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This dress by itself would be GREAT for a date night.  It has tank-top style sleeves and a lower back; sexy without being immodest.  However, with a scarf and a cardigan or blazer, you would never know! I’ve worn this to work MANY times.

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For the love of blogging

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Today’s #LoveBlog prompt is “Blogger Love,” and I had a really difficult time figuring out what to write. I haven’t as yet been one to follow the prompts precisely, but even Brita’s topic suggestions in her introductory post just didn’t spark any ideas with me. The main reason for that is because I’m a blogger on the fringes, and because of that, I really couldn’t address her questions.

The thing is, I love social media, and I love writing, so it would seem that blogging would be the ideal platform for me. However, if you know me, or have done much investigation of this blog, you will see otherwise Continue reading “For the love of blogging”

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