On Friday, we had a fun dress day: Nerd Day!
Since our students have to wear collared shirts (most wear polos) in a choice of only a few colors, I think they already look pretty nerdy, but that's a different story. Also, some teachers viewed this day as a little insensitive to real nerds, but that's a different story, too. The kids were also off-the-hook all day, which I guess isn't technically scientific data on how uniforms make a difference in education, but that is , again, a different story.
Here's the real story for today:
Students were encouraged to dress nerdy, but they also had the opportunity to be out of our school's strict dress code. So, many students dressed in their best normal clothes, which I guess is what would be fashionable nowadays.
The whole day was a mind trip to me. Most students dressed like Steve Urkel if they were nerdy, and the rest of them looked like they were straight out of the 80's, but apparently, they weren't participating in a dress-up day.
I had a hard time telling who was intentionally looking goofy and who was being fashionable.
Large plaid? Really?
Leggings? Seriously? Well, I guess they look best on middle school girls anyway.
Neon colors? Could I get some Ray Bans, please?
All we're missing are some bangs to heaven.
I'm so old and out-of-touch...