We call it:
Each day has a theme:
I believe in my dreams
I believe I'm a reader
I believe I'm a mathematician
I believe I'm a writer
We kicked off the week with "I believe in my dreams." And the book Someday by Eileen Spinelli was a perfect way to start the day.
The event was wrapped up by the students writing down what they would like to "reach" for as their career.
The rest of the week focused on our students as readers, writers, and mathematicians. We encouraged Spirit Wear for each of those days (and of course we dressed up too!)
The books that we dressed up as were added to the Readbox for students to check out! Each book has a note from the teacher inside that dedicates the book. The kids were beyond excited!! Books were being requested :)
These outfits caused quite a bit of excitement for all K-2 students. It caused a bit of confusion for some adults when I showed up at an impromptu meeting at our administration building. Oops :)
After our first graders told Jess what characteristics I possess, she wrote them on my shirt. Then each student got their own brown bag vest. Students wrote characteristics on the vests.
Letting our students know that we believe in them as learners is valuable and important. Taking time to celebrate the accomplishments made and the dreams to reach for is meaningful to our little ones but also to the adults that work with them.