Weekend Finds: Gap Windowpane Pants

Item: slim cropped pants — these have a stretch
Price: under $30
Purpose: wear to work
Pair with: crisp white button/simple royal blue boatneck long sleeve t-shirt/chic blue or light grey silk top.

Windowpane Pants

Long sleeve top / Long sleeve top / GAP / MICHAEL Michael Kors platform high heels / Judith Jack / Amrita Singh bangle bracelet / Swarovski Crystallized / Pieces python belt

Teacher Dress Up: Last Days of Fall

This is an easy outfit with slight modifications that can take you across all seasons.  I own all of these pieces (or variations of) and it’s one of my favorite outfits.  I swapped my Gap circle hem sweater (my favorite for the season) with the J.Crew tippi sweater for the purpose of Polyvore.  Other than that, the pieces are simple — don’t ask me why I own a pair of coral pumps; the necklace is a VERY good knock-off from Charlotte Russe.  I would opt for the coral (which looks more red in this picture), rather than the black which is also available and now under $10.  You can easily swap out the coral pump for a toffee, nude, or chocolate brown.

Teacher Dress Up: Last Days of Fall

Book Club – Declaration of Independence: Museum in a Book

In search of a book to challenge my advanced learners, I turn to Declaration of Independence – The Story Behind America’s Founding Document and the Men Who Created It.  This rich book contains pull-out primary sources, engaging readers from page to page.  The pages are DENSE, the sources are authentic, and the content is a pleaser.  Create a textbook scavenger hunt, have students compare their prior knowledge with their acquired knowledge after perusing the text, or have students analyze individual primary sources and gain background information alongside the analysis.   This book is not suitable as a read aloud or for whole book instruction.