Each Spring, First Children’s Transitions Program celebrates spirit week with unique themes and dress up days. In past years, dress up days included goth day, elderly day, and hat day. This Spring, Transitions Program middle school teacher, Maggie Chaput, decided that her students needed spirit more than ever and was determined not to let school closings get in her way. This year, the focus was on themes that were relevant to our current situation due to COVID-19. The theme days were as follows:
“Move it Monday”-This theme was picked to encourage students to be active despite the “stay-at-home” restrictions.
“Tik Tok Tuesday”-This theme encouraged students to share their favorite Tik Tok videos to connect them to the outside world during this time of isolation.
“Wash your hands Wednesday”-This theme reminded students to wash their hands for 20 seconds often and especially before meals or touching their face.
“Throwback Thursday”-This theme reminded students of brighter days that we hope to see again soon.
“Pajama Day Friday” -This theme is to celebrate the unofficial new dress code for social distancing.
Maggie encouraged students to dress up or do an activity based on the daily theme, take pictures or videos, and then share them with the class on Instagram. She chose Instagram because she felt the students are familiar with it and are comfortable posting there. Students used the hashtag #FCStransitionsfromhome to share their posts. Here are some examples of posts from our student who was awarded “Most School Spirited”: