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Dressing and Educating: Days 57-61

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Day 57: November 7, 2016

My week was off to a busy, but great start. I had missed the last day of the previous week so I entered my classroom to find stacks of ungraded work and several emails that needed to be addressed. As a teacher, it is easier to come to school than to deal with writing substitute plans and to catch up upon returning after absence. I try not to miss except for emergencies for that reason.

I wore a navy tunic from my Stitch Fix, leggings from LulaRoe, and boots.

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Day 58: November 8, 2016

Happy Election Day!

I woke up early with hopes of casting my ballot prior to school. However, when I pulled into my precinct polling station the long line and lack of parking spots kept me from my usual election day routine. I decided to go to school and used my lengthy lunch period to get away and perform my civic duty.

Most my classroom discussions centered around the historic election which would take place in the evening. We voted in each class and watched clips from the weekend’s 60 Minutes segment on the dark mood for this election.

I wore khaki leggings, an Old Navy tank, and an olive button-up from Kohls.

 

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Day 59: November 9, 2016

After a wild night of watching the election results into the wee hours of the morning I was happy to come to class and discuss the inner workings of the electoral college with my students. We discussed how the electoral college process influenced the results of the election and we also watched Trump’s Acceptance Speech and Clinton’s Concession Speech and discussed observations from both. It was a high energy kind of day, and so it was a little hard running on what little sleep I had stored up the night before.

I wore black skinny pants from The Limited, a warm sweater from Stitch Fix and boots.

 

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Day 60: November 10, 2016

Back to the regular curriculum today after focusing on the election for two days.

I felt recovered from my lack of sleep on Tuesday night as I jumped back into teaching MLA format in English and about the attempted escape and capture of King Louis XVI during the French Revolution.

My top was from Charming Charlie, my pants from Kohls, and I also wore warm moccasins on this chilly Ohio day.

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Day 61: November 11, 2016

Happy Veteran’s Day!

My classes were cut short today as my school held their annual assembly to honor local veterans. The assembly went smoothly and our students were respectful of those in attendance. This Veteran’s Day means a little more to me than those of the past. On Tuesday, my baby cousin left for basic training. I’m so proud of him for his decision to serve our country, but as I listened to the speaker discuss his tales of combat I felt a few butterflies in my stomach as I picture Quinton will have a similar story throughout his future in the service. I’m so thankful for the men and women of this country who sacrifice so much so that I have the rights and freedoms that I have as a US citizen. No matter what you think about the elections that took place earlier in the week, we need to all remember that America is still such a blessed country.

To show my support on Veterans Day I wore red, white, and blue. My flannel shirt was from Charlotte Russe, my navy puffer vest is from J.Crew, and I wore jeans from Charlotte Russe and ankle booties.

Which style was your favorite this week?

 

The Ameri Brit Mom

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