I am now subbing a small group of 5th grade boys everyday to prepare them for the TAKS test and they are really really aware of what I wear to class.
Coat: Ann Taylor
One of them asked me today if I had someone who came to my house and picked out my clothes. When I laughed and said no, he said earnestly, "No, I'm serious. Do you? I ain't never seen nobody dress like you." (Note to self, work on grammar with them as well.)
They have asked if I used to work in fashion before I became their teacher (yes) and where do I shop for clothes (everywhere).
Polka dot hose: Target
Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Again with this darn sweater, one kid asked if he could touch it and said it looked "so soft and comfortable." What is it with this sweater???
In addition to teaching testing strategies, I am also talking to them about the importance of good grooming. We all brought lotion, a brush and deodorant for those who may need it, I want them to feel a sense of pride in how they look. We do a self check and make sure that shirts are tucked in and shoes are tied before leaving the classroom. I tell them that we are all representatives of our class and we should all look and be our best. I hope it's sinking in...