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Dressing and Educating: Days 161-170


Day 161: April 24, 2017

I wore a Perfect T from Lula Roe and olive green jeggings.



Day 162: April 25, 2017

I wore a purple tunic and cardigan from Primark in England. I also wore black Lula Roe leggings.


Day 163: April 26, 2017

I had to miss school today for an appointment 😦



Day 164: April 27, 2017

I wore an Irma from Lula Roe and khaki jeggings.



Day 165: April 28, 2017

I missed my opportunity to do a classroom photograph today as I spent my morning proctoring tests. I wore an Irma from Lula Roe and OS leggings.



Day 166: May 1, 2017

I wore a spring dress from Old Navy and paired it with a Lindsay Kimono by Lula Roe.



Day 167-My daughter had a pre-school field trip to a children’s museum today. My husband and I were both able to come along. It was a wonderful day full of smiles and gratitude.



Day 168: May 3, 2017

I wore a Carly dress from Lula Roe with OS leggings underneath.



Day 169: May 4, 2017

This purple and gray tunic came from Stitch Fix. I paired it with black OS leggings from Lula Roe.



Day 170: May 5, 2017

I wore a navy tunic and jeggings today.

Which look was your favorite?


The Ameri Brit Mom

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Dressing and Educating: Days 120-123


Day 120: February 21, 2017

After a long President’s Day weekend I entered my room with energy and excitement for the week ahead. In English, we read “The Scarlet Ibis” by James Hurst. As we read, we paid particular attention to the author’s use of theme and symbol. This is one of my favorite short stories to teach as the lessons are deep and important.

In Honors World History my students prepared for debates later in the week with a class period devoted to online research and collaboration with debate partners.

I wore a black and white dress from Francesca’s, black OS leggings from Lula Roe and Toms.



Day 121: February 22, 2017

It was a beautiful Wednesday with sunshine and sixty degree temperatures. I opened my windows during class and allowed the fresh air to circulate the room. It’s amazing what a bit of sunshine can motivate students to do. In English, my classes further analyzed “The Scarlet Ibis.” They reviewed the text with a partner and focused on new vocabulary as well.

In Honors World History we quickly discussed the use of poison gases in World War I before returning to debate research.

I wore a black sweater and khakis from Old Navy.



Day 122: February 23, 2017

Just when I thought Ohio weather couldn’t get weirder it hit seventy-five degrees today. This time last year we were on Snow Day #4 in my district. For the second day in a row I had my windows cracked during class and we worked with the background noise of the great outdoors.

In English we reviewed the Scarlet Ibis today with a game of Kahoot! and a written activity. In Honors World History, my students began their group debates on which country was to blame for the start of World War I.

I wore OS leggings from Lula Roe, a navy tunic from The Limited, and red Toms from Stitch Fix.



Day 123: February 24, 2017

The short week came to a close today. It was another beautiful day with sunshine and warm temperatures. My English students took an online assessment over The Scarlet Ibis short story. I wrote the quiz to model the format of the AIR test (Ohio’s standardized test.) In Honors World History, my students completed their debates. Some groups did a great job with the debates going above and beyond expectations.

Today I wore an olive knit top from Primark in England, jeans from Charlotte Russe, and Sperrys.

Which look was your favorite this week?


The Ameri Brit Mom

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Dressing and Educating: Days 30-34


Day 30: September 26, 2016

I refused to let anything put a damper on my Monday. Not a flat tire. Not a rain storm. It’s the first day of Spirit Week at my school so be prepared for my wacky attire over the next few days. Today was color day. The freshman class was supposed to all wear white while the teachers were to wear black. I chose to mix up my outfit and represent both the teachers and the freshman class with my black and white striped dress from The Limited.

I got a lot of compliments on this dress today. I received the dress from my aunt and I’m so thankful to be its second owner. It is simple, yet professional. It’s going to be a new staple in my wardrobe.


Day 31: September 28, 2016

I warned you that I was going to be in full Spirit Week regalia.

Today was Decade Day. I chose to represent the athletic movement in the 1980s. I was dressed and ready to be a background dancer in an Olivia Newton John music video.

I cut up one of my husband’s old t-shirts, wore a pair of black shorts over some leggings, added leg warmers, and polished the outfit with navy converse shoes and a bright pink headband. It was a fun day to dress a little wacky as my history classes prepared for their first test. I led class jeopardy dressed like this. If I had planned a little better I should have done an 80s themed review that required students to do some jumping jacks to the tune of “Let’s Get Physical,” if they missed a question. There’s always next year I suppose.


Day 32: September 28, 2016

Technically the spirit theme for today was America (red, white, and blue); however, today is also the day my building hosts the countywide College Fair. In honor of our Alma Maters the teaching staff always wears college gear from our undergrad universities. Luckily for me, I own a bright blue and white shirt from my college, Ohio Christian University. It was simple to combine the themes with a pair of red pants. Voila! A school spirited, patriotic combo was my outfit of choice today.

In English today my students were working on a reflection from their first writing assignment. It was an activity that will hopefully improve writing on our next assignment.

In Honors World History my students took their first true test today. I felt like an evil teacher handing them a packet full of multiple choice, short answer, and document based questions. I’m excited to get the tests graded so I have a point of reference moving forward. I’m also eager to see their test taking strengths and weaknesses.


Day 33: September 29, 2016

For the fourth day of Spirit Week I tried to pull off a character. Had it not been cold and rainy I would have looked a little more like Matilda, but I tried my best given the blustery conditions outside. I wore leggings, a blue dress, a cardigan, and my Sperry rain boots (which ruined the whole Matilda look, I know!)

Today in history I had a senior come and present to my freshman classes about Mock Trial. It was really neat to hear from her and she inspired over fifteen of my students to voice interest in the organization. I’m looking forward to seeing how many of them show up to their first meeting next week. That’s such a respectable extra curricular in my district.

In English we started a text-to-text analysis of an article from the NY times and Of Mice and Men. I’m looking forward to seeing how well the students do comparing texts.


Day 34: September 30, 2016

With a pep rally to end Spirit Week today’s theme was school colors: blue and gold.

Temperatures have dropped significantly and it has rained heavily for two days straight. My spirit wear today involved a thick sweatshirt, Refuge jeans from Charlotte Russe and Toms. I pulled my hair off my face with a braid and tried to beat the rain by staying indoors all day. It was such a dark and dreary day and the rainfall reached a few inches just during school hours. To top it all off today was the deadline for an online class I teach through my school and over 70 assignments were turned in. I have 48 hours before grades are due and so I have a lot of last-minute submissions to get graded by Sunday.

Classes were significantly shorter today so in English we read and in History we watched CNN Student News (that’s how I start every Friday class) and we discussed the Scientific Revolution as it led to the Enlightenment period in world history.

It’s been kind of a weird day. The kids were all abuzz about homecoming, the pep rally, and the unusual clown sightings happening in Columbus. (For some reason people are dressing up like clowns all over Ohio and some southern states and walking around in public and scaring the daylights out of innocent people. Some of these clowns are even breaking into cars and making threats on social media toward schools. It’s so bizarre. Also, this seems to be the things nightmares are made of.)

I’m glad to close the books on this week. It’s been fun, but I’m ready for a calm, fresh start on Monday void of clowns and talk about Homecoming plans.

Which style did you like best from Spirit Week?

The Ameri Brit Mom