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    Soccer Spirit Week

    Since the kids seemed to really like the last Spirit Week, we decided to have another one before the soccer tournament. It was a short week and we didn’t have as many themed days:

    • Monday: No theme
    • Tuesday: Mismatched Day
    • Wednesday: No school
    • Thursday: Crazy Hair Day
    • Friday: School Colors Day

    Our students were creative and so cute! Here are some elementary kids on the morning of Mismatched Day:


    Mismatched kids


    Mismatched brothers


    Three of the secondary boys wore stripes and kilts:


    Mismatched boys in kilts


    For Crazy Hair Day, I had a high ponytail with a bow and some chopsticks. David didn’t have a lot of hair to work with, so he shaved off part of his beard. Thankfully, he didn’t keep it that way for too long:


    Crazy hair and beard




    Teasing Hair


    We had a short pep assembly on Thursday and I coordinated a silly relay race. There were three teams who raced back and forth across the atrium to put on parts of a uniform.


    Pep Assembly Game


    It was kind of thrown together last minute, but was entertaining:


    Pep Assembly Game


    We had a fun couple of days and the teams played well in the tournament.




    Spirit Week

    Even though we had Monday off, last week was a busy week! I helped two other teachers plan our school’s first ever spirit week. The spirit week led up to the big basketball tournament on Friday and Saturday. I designed a poster we hung around school:


    Spirit Week Poster


    Tuesday was dress as a fictional character day. David purchased a Cat in the Hat costume when he student-taught kindergarten and we brought the hat with us to Turkey. I stole it from him, because what better costume could a librarian have? David was inspired by a Halloween costume his brother and sister-in-law made a couple of years ago and dressed as Mr. Incredible.


    Cat in the Hat and Mr. Incredible


    Some of the teachers enjoyed dressing up just as much as the kids:


    Teachers on Character Day


    The kids were pretty cute, too:




    Wednesday was aluminum foil day:




    The elementary kids were especially creative:




    Thursday was twin/triplet/etc. day:




    We had families dress alike:


    Twin Day Family


    And students dress like teachers:


    Twin day with crazy hair


    Fun fact… our school has four sets of twins this year! Since I’m the yearbook teacher, I had to get a photo of the real twins on twin day:


    Twins on twin day


    Also on Thursday, we had our first ever school pep assembly. Our school is designed around an atrium, so we had students line the terraces. The coaches announced the basketball teams and my cheerleaders performed!






    Pep assembly


    Friday was school colors day:




    The basketball players left early on Friday to go to the tournament, and the rest of the school let out a couple of hours early too so we could attend the games. It was a successful spirit week!