Today is Raptors’ Day at my children’s school. Head-to-toe Raptors gear is encouraged, but if not, then any of the Raptors’ colours, past or present, are welcome. I LOVE that! As a parent, I think it gives the kids a chance to express themselves (albeit adhering to the theme). I’m as excited for Theme Days as they are. They FINALLY have a chance break out clothes that aren’t white and navy! (They attend a “dress-code” school, but really we should call it what it is…it’s a uniform school.)
As a teacher, I look forward to Theme Days at work whether it’s for Valentine’s Day, Chinese New Year, or Carnaval. It breaks up the monotony of regular routines and we all need a little bit of that now and then. For me, the best part is seeing how excited and creative the students get. Crazy Hair Day? I’ve seen rainbow-coloured mohawks, thirty mini-braids, and balloons weaved in. PJ Day? Donut-covered onesies…on sixth-graders! Favourite Movie Character Day? Batman hanging out with Princess Elsa while trailing behind the Ninja Turtles. Oh yeah! It’s like Halloween in spring. Why not?
Have a great weekend, everyone! Raptors are going to finish it tonight. 🙂 Get your gear on.