Just popping in for a quick post! I'm skipping Try-it-out Tuesday this week, but I have two parties to attend this weekend, so I'll be posting those outfits next week. :)
dress, Old Navy
belt, from dress
- I haven't worn my snake print dress much, but the belt has proven quite versatile (see it adding some zest to a red buttondown here and livening up a chambray tunic here). This has me thinking about going through my enormous fabric stash and turning some of it into fabric belts. I bet it would be easy to whip up several in an afternoon.
- Jeans-free June has been surprisingly pain-free (but then again, it's pretty early to be making any judgments!) I have figured out that a non-stretch pencil skirt is not the best thing to wear when your summer school classroom is on the second floor and you need to walk your classes up and down the stairs several times a day. I have also figured out how comfortable and easy a dress can be. Throw it on, add some accessories, and I'm ready to go.
- It amazes me just how much kindergartners moving up to first grade and first-graders going up to second vary, in everything from attention span, to book tastes, to work habits. For instance, yesterday I read Keiko Kasza's "A Mother for Choco" to both groups. The kinder lesson involved making story bracelets using pipe cleaners and pony beads (and guess who spent the night beforehand using a brown Sharpie to scribble giraffe spots on yellow beads, putting a loop on the end of 30 pipe cleaners, and sorting beads by color?) With the first-graders, however, I did a lesson about comparing two people (themselves and mom or dad) that involved filling out a graphic organizer and turning those notes into writing. It's sobering to realize how quickly children change and grow in just a year.