Wednesday, June 4, 2014

C.A.R.E. Day 2014 & the last day of Mini Da Vinci's

At our school we have a C.A.R.E. Day (Celebrating Authors and Readers at Elliott), the kids are expected to write and illustrate their own book and share it with their assigned group.  Every teacher participates and we are all expected to dress up as a character from a book that our class has read.  I really enjoy this day because it allows me to have students from every grade level for an ENTIRE day, not just 50 minutes. We read our books together, play literacy games, make crafts related to reading and we even eat lunch together. I took our kids into the courtyard for lunch today since it was so nice!  Today the courtyard was full so we ate on the stage in the cafeteria! It was so quiet and calm the kids really had fun! I even took them to recess for 15 minutes!

As we are expected to dress up I opted for a character that is very dear to my heart, the art teacher in Peter Reynolds book The Dot.  You know in doing this I realized that her name is never mentioned in the book, I am going to have to ask Mr. Reynolds if she has a name...

Here is what I needed for my outfit:

1. Big glasses (Found a pair of sunglasses at the dollar store)
2. A beaded necklace (borrowed from a friend)
3. A horizontal striped shirt ($5.00 at Walmart, for some reason I didn't own one)
4. A cardigan (in my closet)
5. Crazy sky high hair (I tried to do three, but it just didn't work so I did a top knot)

Total Price: $6.00

The final result! I paired it with jeans and some colorful shoes!

I kind of imagine Vashti's teacher as a hipster, therefore I must have coffee.
Please ignore my hair, I'm getting it colored this weekend!
The final comparison! What do you think? Did I do a good job?
Today was also the last meeting day of the Mini Da Vinci's. We basically had some time to get all of their projects out to take home and enjoy each others company while we worked on taking down some posters in the studio. It was a bittersweet, I really enjoyed getting to know the kids this year and seeing them grown as artists. I'm going to miss them so much!

What will I do without these kids next year?!?!

What character would you dress up as if you had to choose? What do you dread doing at the end of the year?(I hate the goodbyes :/ )

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