I have Ann from Mrs. Greene's Kindergarten Korner to thank for some of the fun we had this week. Her brilliant idea of having an Alphabet Dress-Up Day inspired me to have my own. (Click on her blog to read about how it played out in her room.)
We used it as a way to celebrate the alphabet, since we just finished reviewing the letters and how to write them the first grade way with our handy dandy purple and green. (Go here if you're interested in seeing what that's all about.) I assigned each child a letter and sent home a note to parents. I tried to make it very clear that I didn't want them to spend a penny on this project. I wanted it to be fun and stress-free.
The kids were thrilled about this for days and showed up with all kinds of smiles and pride over their unique outfits. (It kind of put the rest of the school in a tizzy, thinking that they'd missed Halloween or something.) Of course, I turned our special day into a classroom book. Here are some pictures.
I think I've come across a new first grade tradition. Thanks Ann!