All year I look like one of those teachers that gets put away in the recharging closet overnight, only to come out ready to teach the next class the next day. Part of the job is to model appropriate behavior and attire for a professional environment.
The problem is that the kids have no idea that I’m modeling. They just think that’s what teachers do.
So, on the last day of school (actually, second to last, because my students are going to be going through culmination tomorrow) I come in dressed for vacation.
This is a fairly strong style makeover. Last year (my first at this school) the secretary in the front office wanted to know who I was subbing for, and a good 50% of my students didn’t recognize me until I actually called them by name.