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Old 03-14-2009, 03:39 PM   #1
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Ideas for elementary school Spirit week?

I am trying to plan some fun events for a spirit week for our school K-6. Can anyone offer any suggestions for fun? Thanks so much!
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My DD's have enjoyed the theme days, like pajama day, crazy hat day, mis-matched day, luau day, etc.
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my boys have always loved spirit week. over the years they have had pajama day, hat day, school color day, inside out day, twin day (you and a friend dress alike) sports day (dress in a sports uniform or jersey), crazy hair day, backwards day, hawaiian day, green day or red day or whatever color you decided, dress up day, clown day, etc.
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I agree theme days are nice.

I work in a k-12 building. We have had Camo- Day, Nerd Day, Super Hero Day, School Spirit Day, PJ Day Hat Day and more that I dont remember.

Future Farmers of America had their week a few back. My personal favorite is drive your tractor to school day. Of course your school is younger kids. It is always fun so see a parking lot full of combines and tractors.

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Silly sock day! My DD LOVED this one when she was in elementary school.
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One of my kid's favorites was beach day. They wore shorts and t-shirts, sunglasses and brought a beach towel for the activity time in the gym. They had a DJ who organized fun dances and they ate their lunch in the gym picnic style.
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When DD was in elementary school one of the most fun dress up days she ever had was "Favorite Book Character Day". They had that in March which is reading month and it was a lot of fun and something different then the usual hat day or spirit day. She dressed as Molly from the American Girl books and had a ball.
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wacky-tacky day
neon day
super-hero...those are our days

a dj at lunch is a HUGE hit. we get the money for this via a teacher raffle example the 4th grade teacher will bring you a large pizza to lunch. the 8th grade teacher will play 3 on 3 with you and 4 friends...etc.
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Originally Posted by rdsx28 View Post
I am trying to plan some fun events for a spirit week for our school K-6. Can anyone offer any suggestions for fun? Thanks so much!
We try to get teachers involved, our students love to see the teachers eat ice cream sundaes with their hands ties behind their backs. The students vote by applause who the 3 or 4 teachers are. So, they do not know that they will be doing it until the day of.
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Our kids school does the "dress like your favorite book character" day as well, however they do it for halloween. I guess this is either their answer to avoid issues about halloween or someone complained about halloween.
They also do spirit week which was last week....they did Wacky Tacky, Career, dress like a twin, sports clothing, and Pajama day. Pajama day was the biggest hit. Maybe we can implement that one at my job!!!
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When I was a senior in highschool we had "dress like a teacher day" that was hillarious.
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I love the idea of spirit week, but I HATE pajama day. I don't think that kids should wear pajamas to school. For some reason I think it is inappropriate to wear pjs to school, especially since so many of them are the snug fit kind that are made like that to resist fire. I like themes that are easy and don't require parents to feel like they need to go out and buy something. Color day(pick any color), mismatched sock day, crazy hair, hat day, backwards or inside out day... I teach high school and we had spirit week and wearing a tie day was a big hit with the kids.
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My Dd's school had, nerd day, career day, twin day, book character day and blast from the pat day.

I personally don't like twin day as it tends to leave the least popular kids out. My poor DD had to dress like her teacher...she was pretty okay with it, my heart broke!!!
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