Black paint no less.
As you know, we have been studying Abe Lincoln this week. Normally I wouldn't spend a whole week on Abe. The kids know him pretty well already, but with only 6.5 more days left of school I figured why not?
So we made beards and stovepipe hats, practiced being politicians (you know, shaking hands and kissing babies and all that), and went on a little parade through the halls. Thankfully all our standardized tests are finished so the school-wide ban on hallway shenanigans has been lifted.
|With dignity, of course|
I even had one student bring his black suit to school so he could look official. It looked Ah-MAZ-ing paired with his beard, hat, and Converse sneakers!
We basically just suited up and wandered the halls looking for unsuspecting victims. I popped into various classrooms, said something to the effect of "Do you have 3 minutes available for some tom-foolery?", encouraged my Lil' Linc'ns to tell a buddy something about themselves (in character of course), and then ushered them back out the door and on to the next room (or nurse's office, or cafeteria, or whatever).
|Invading the Meekster's room|
|"Good day Madam"|
|"In my day we did our learning with pencil and paper..."|
|A quote we found while doing RAN research.|
|In the front lobby.|
When we were on our way back to the classroom, the class spontaneously decided to recite the Pledge of Allegiance
I guess they just wanted to make sure the classrooms we missed got a passing glimpse of the Abe Parade!