Thursday, October 29, 2009

halloween depression help!

Tomorrow is character-day and instead of happily planning a costume for my favorite book character I am laying out my professional outfit for my very-important-meeting on a student with people from outside our school.

Of all days to have to look professional. Life has just not been fair this week.

I can't very well go the very-important-meeting dressed as the pigeon, or Trixie, or Lily, or even The Paper-Bag Princess. I don't think anyone would take me seriously.

Any suggestions on a good children's book character who wears suit jackets and nice slacks? Miss Nelson before she turns into Viola Swamp? A teacher from Kevin Henkes books? What's not boring?


Sneaker Teacher said...

Miss Trunchbull from Matilda??? Just kidding!

Alison said...

You know I've been thinking about this and it makes me kind of mad that we can't think of any professional women in children's books. What kind of message are we giving our young girls?!? The best I can come up with is a principal (from Ramona, Junie B, etc), not that I can picture one in particular wearing a suit but that's the most likely. We need to find some books about female attorneys and news casters and politicians!

The Science Goddess said...

I wish I could be more help. Unfortunately, my favourite book from early childhood was (and still is) "Go, Dog, Go!"

jwg said...

Miss Malarkey? "Testing Miss Malarkey" ought to be provided to every third or fourth grader in the country.