Saturday, December 11, 2010
Correct teacher attire
The children are required as a uniform to wear sleeved shirts, longer shorts or skirts, and closed shoes. This is for their safety. If they are running around or playing PE, all three of these things keep them covered and safe. Bending over for PE in short shorts and spaghetti strapped shirts are a bad choice. Running in sandals is just asking for a stubbed toe. The teacher's uniform is less settled. I don't think they have set rules because they are grown ups and hopefully can appropriate attire. Some days work is dirty and laborous and appropriate attire might be sweats or jeans. Some days cooking or painting might be involved and those clothes can get stained. Some days the classroom is boiling and the teacher is standing all day (I rarely sit down, even at lunch) and sandals are the best choice. It is rare in the lower grades that a teacher should wear a pencil skirted suit and heels. These clothes, though shown in old Doris Day movies, are harder to be a diligent and communicative teacher in. I kneel, squat, and sit crisscross applesauce in all the grades.
I suggested scrubs to shut the bitchy woman up. Even scrubs didn't make her happy. Apparently looks are more important to her than an involved teacher. She just kept saying her stupid "You knew what you signed up for" quote- what the eff? Yes, I so want to cuss about that idiotic comment. I am so glad she is a friend of someone I know- not my friend. I am so glad I do not have to deal with her as a parent of one of my kids. The parents I come into contact with are also very involved and will get messy with the kids. They understand that my jeans, sweater, and ballet flats are very appropriate. They understand if I have a big stain on my shirt it is because I was involved with a lesson and was actually working. They see my dirty kness and know I knelt down to talk to a child who needed to see me at eye level.
I'll make one more comment to bitchy mom on facebook. Then I'll shut up. No matter what i say she is never going to see it from any point of view of her own. I conceded to some of her comments ( i think flipflops and spaghetti strapped shirts should not be worn by a teacher- nor tube tops, short skirts, or very tall heels- but I don't judge those teachers, they could be awesome)~ but I know that shallow people can never concede to a messy sloopy fashionless teacher like me.