Back to school shopping from the teacher's perspective is even better than regular back to school shopping.
Without getting too Meg Ryan on you, let me just say there's something about freshly sharpened pencils and blank paper that just gets me. I think it's the potential all of these supplies has to create something beautiful that gets people excited. When my school supply order came, it was like Christmas.
Teacher style is important. Especially as a first-year, young teacher, dressing professionally helps me say to the parents "hi. I'm competent. Trust me with your child." Instead of brightly colored jeans and sneakers like my students are buying, I'm buying brightly colored cardigans and neutral skirts.
Incidentally, rule of teaching outfits number one: skirts to the knee are cute and professional, but the second you get on the floor for circle time with your students, you're gonna need something a whole lot longer. Trust me.
And here's the thing. Everything I'm buying this year seems to be in Primary colors.
I don't know if it's a teacher thing
or a fall thing
or just a me thing
but I love mustard, royal blue and red this season.
Anyone else with me?
What's your color combo of choice this fall?
Favorite teacher outfits?