Need non Christmas dress up ideas

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  1. Ima Teacher

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    I am a Christian, and I don't have any Christmas-themed clothing. I wouldn't buy any either. I don't like themed clothing.

    I'd just tell them that I don't observe the holiday. They probably wouldn't ask. If they do, tell them the truth. We were supposed to wear Santa hats last Monday. When students asked, I told them that I don't like hats, and I don't.
     
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    I could do the Christmas sweater and red/green days, but that is it. Red is my favorite color & it looks good on me so I have a couple of red shirts. My Christmas sweater is ugly.

    I think we are wearing our Christmas sweaters on Friday for Ugly Christmas Sweater Day. :lol: Hopefully we'll get to wear jeans too!

    I would not be going out to buy something special to wear, unless it was something I really wanted!
     
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  3. czacza

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    How about a jingle bell on ribbon the color of each day?
     
  4. Go Blue!

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    Tell them you did not want to. Maybe its because I teach older kids, but I don't see the big deal about saying "I did not want to." Simple.

    OP, you do not have to participate if you don't want to. I don't see how your Admin can force you to participate in religious themed events in a public school.
     
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    Admin cannot force the OP to participate - especially if she has a Union.
     
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    I went to Goodwill today to find something to wear to a party. The price is right!! I got a nice top originally from Macy's for 3.99. No, it isn't red or green, just a little dressy. Instead of red or green, you could find something silver or gold. Try a thrift store. You never know what you'll find there. If all else fails and you want to participate (I don't always participate in dress-up days, only when I'm in the mood), stick a big bow on a white t-shirt.
     
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    For the Christmas sweater one -- wear a black sweater and tape/pin a round piece red piece of felt or paper and say it's rudolph flying in the dark.
     
  8. Blue

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    I am surprised a public school does so much for Christmas.
     
  9. Aliceacc

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    I honestly do not understand Christmas themed stuff in a public school-- and I'm Catholic, so we celebrate Christmas.

    But not what you asked.

    If you're planning to be at that school for a while, it seems like this is something you'll need to invest in. So, for this year, I would keep it pretty basic: invest in a red sweater (bet you'll need it for Valentine's Day), or a green one for St. Patrick's Day. (Not sure of your size, but I could get by in a largish size from the boy's department, where they're cheaper.) And a pair of red and/or green socks. Throw in an elf hat of some sort, and the Christmas jewelry from the dollar store, and you should be pretty much covered for this week.

    Then hit the after Christmas sales and pick up what you'll want for next year.
     
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    All of our students in 10-12 grades celebrate christmas. I've had all of them and we've had this conversation because of decorations and stickers. I have one senior who identifies as an atheist, but he's still into the generic Christmas.

    I haven't had the freshmen yet, so I'm not sure about them.
     

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