Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I have one Irish relative, Lily Daily, who lived in the 1800s. That is the extent of my Irish blood. That being said, I decided to go all out today and wear my kelly green jacket, a scarf with the orange, white, and green of Ireland’s flag, and a tiny green hat (like a Leprechaun). I love how working in a school makes this perfectly normal, and even helps to build relationships with the kids.
Here are some of the responses I received today:
“Miss Askeland, you look a-DOR-able” - second grader
“Miss Askeland, you’re a leprechaun!” - third grader
“Um. Ok.” - sixth grader
“Thank you for wearing the colors of my country!” - a second grader, who is Lithuanian, but was apparently born in Ireland, I learned today.
It’s always interesting to see the difference between reactions of a 2nd grader and a 6th grader!