It seems my 4th graders are reaching that age where they become much more attuned to matters of style and fashion. This morning one of my girls gestured to the skirt I was wearing and exclaimed (correctly):
"You've never worn THAT skirt before!"
Surprised at her having noticed this, I looked up at her and smiled, "Wow, Kendra! You noticed that?"
"Yes. I'm very absorbent when it comes to my teachers!"