They have a new principal this year. The former one was, shall we say, less than ideal in many different ways. So, we had a meeting about literacy last week, and one teacher raised her hand to talk about the importance of reading to students. Apparently, the former principal did not like read-alouds, and she forbid teachers to read aloud to their class! So, reading stories to students is "new" in this school...!!! Also, I was going to have pajama day for my class this Thursday, because it is Read for the Record, and the story is Llama Llama Red Pajamas. I told the teachers on my team, and they were in complete shock. They all said, "We can just do that?!!" At my previous school, teachers had pajama day and laid-back day whenever they wanted. They were even more shocked to discover that I would be wearing pajamas-not just my students. It's like the Twilight Zone...Reading books?!! Pajama day?!! So weird!