Saturday, 2 March 2013

Pink Shirt Day and Currently

It was Pink Shirt Day this past Wednesday. This is quickly becoming my favourite day at this time of year, mostly because of the message that it sends to everyone. In case you haven't heard of it, Pink Shirt  Day started 6 years ago at a school in the great province of Nova Scotia (Canada's Ocean Playground). A boy in 9th grade wore a pink shirt to school one day and was teased/bullied because of it. Two Grade 12 students, at that school, heard about it and decided to do something. They went to a Discount store and bought 50 pink shirts for others to wear to school the next day. Then they e-mailed classmates to get them on board to wear pink shirts.  The very next day, that student who'd been bullied, was greeted with a sea of pink shirts to show support.  Heartwarming, to say the least. And it put an end to those bullies. You can read more about it here.  And here is a bit of how it played out at my school.

First, some of my little pink people
My pink teaching partner
A little pink 3rd grade friend. Please do not notice what's in the background. I caved a bit.
And finally, a good look at our anti bullying T-Shirts from another pink cutie.
Do you celebrate Pink Shirt Day at your school?

Onto the Currently for March. I love to link up with Farley from Oh Boy Fourth Grade

Can't wait to see what you're up to in this month's Currently, link up with Farley!


  1. First, I am loving pink shirt day. Pink is my most favorite color of all. I think I will let my counselors at school know about this!

    Second, I am here thanks to Farley's rule of 3. I was already following your groovy blog, but now I get to tell you, lol.

    My oldest comes home tomorrow for spring break. I am elated, but sad that I am not on spring break too.

    I love chocolate almost as much as I love pink, I just ate a Cadbury Creme Egg!!!!

    Come visit me over at and be my bloggy buddy!

  2. I have never heard of pink shirt day, but I love the idea!
    Second Grade is Out of This World!

  3. I agree, I'm so happy that it's the weekend!

    I love all of the pink shirt day photos, what a great idea!

    ~Diving Into Learning

  4. I love pink shirt day ( we have done it in the past, not this year ), your pink cuties are adorable. Have fun with your girl, enjoy the spa day !!!!

  5. I had never heard of "pink shirt day". I read the link you had posted about the two boys who started it. Good for them! I love when young people use their powers for something good. Hee, hee! :)

    Thanks for sharing this AWESOME idea in support of anti-bullying.

    Granny Goes to School

  6. We do pink shirt day too. Our school also sold pink cupcakes and we use the money to bring in a speaker. Have a great day!
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

  7. Your blog is super cute and I found you from TPT and from your picture there OMG you have been teaching for 20 years? I am at 22 years and wish I looked as young as you! I am hosting a Blog by Province Link up at I am trying to find as many teacher bloggers as I can coast to coast. I hope you will consider linking up and if you know of any other teacher bloggers from your province who might be interested, please feel free to forward the information.

  8. pink Shirts is awesome i realy like this thanks for share nice blog.