Monday, December 8, 2014

The Good. The Random. The Fun. v. 49

The Good:
The sunrise was really stunning on my drive to work on Thursday. I stopped the car as I left my block and had to take this picture!

The Random:
The school I work at now is Modern-Orthodox, so women and girls wear skirts out of modesty. It's no big deal to me and was a fun way to expand my wardrobe. However, I realized that last week I was able to wear pants for the week while I was home with mom! It actually felt funny to be in pants so much and then felt good to put the skirts back on this week!

The Fun:
On Thursday, the third grade had an amazing morning. They participated in an Oil Factory in preparation for Chanukah. They pressed the oil from olives and then actually lit it in a menorah! It was amazing and the kids had a blast.


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21 thoughts on the matter:

4 Lettre Words said... {Reply}

Skirts are fun!

Unknown said... {Reply}

lovely sunset!!

Unknown said... {Reply}

The sunrises (when I have been up early enough to witness them) have been gorgeous lately! That Oil Factory is cool! I love wearing skirts but hardly ever do. Glad you got to spend time with your mom!

Nicki said... {Reply}

Isn't it funny how we grow so accustom to little things that we don't give a second thought about, such as routinely wearing dresses or (ahem, maybe) yoga pants. Gorgeous sunrise and I continue to be in awe of the creativity you show in your education of young students. (and some of us older students of life and culture).

Linda Kay said... {Reply}

I spent so many years in corporate settings that I still miss being able to put on a suit and dress up. The sunrise was very pretty. What a fabulous education in ethnic differences for the kids. They probably know more than I do about this event, for sure! Good job.

Gina Kleinworth said... {Reply}

Oh my - I wear denim every single day - I don't know how I could cope without my jeans. That would definitely be a fashion challenge for me. Looks like a good week!!

Dara @ Not In Jersey said... {Reply}

an oil factory sounds cool!

Unknown said... {Reply}

isn´tit funny how we get accostumed to things so quickly!=!=! who would have said you would have missed wearing skirts?

The Artful Diva said... {Reply}

Getting ready for Christmas is making me late to comment on your blog post. I always look forward to seeing what you are up to.

Anonymous said... {Reply}

That is so awesome that the kids got to participate in the oil factory project! Love it.

Adrienne said... {Reply}

I'm with Gina - jeans almost every day! Even 'dressing up' for me is nice pants! I love the factory - there's always an amazement factor (at any age) in seeing where something we 'take for granted' comes from! Happy Monday!

Leesha said... {Reply}

I don't know if I could handle wearing just skirts. I love my sweat pants.. sometimes a little too much. ;)

Deanna said... {Reply}

I remember years ago I would wear dresses, skirts and suits to work every single day, then the "casual dress" came and so long went all those "good" clothes. I still believe I have some hanging in my closet!! Happy Monday!

Claire Justine said... {Reply}

Beautiful sunrise :)

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

Hmm, I love skirts and dresses once in a while --they're fun! --but I don't think I can wear them to work every day.

That sunrise is golden!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

What fun activities for the kids!! The sunrises and sunsets have been pretty amazing!

Rainey said... {Reply}

Such a nice glimpse into your daily life. It sounds like you had a lovely week.

Katie said... {Reply}

That sunrise is beautiful! And I love that kids not only pressed their own oil but were able to light it. That is wonderful.

I wear skirts to school a lot too. Its not required in the public school, but it makes me feel more professional and helps me look set apart as the teacher - especially since my kids are older and many of them are taller than me!

packmom said... {Reply}

Beautiful sunrise ad the pressing of the oil sounds like a fun away to learn.

Linda said... {Reply}

I don't mind wearing a skirt but I can't stand wearing pantyhose!

Unknown said... {Reply}

I love the adventures you go on with your students. I think you would be the best kind of teacher in the world.