Third grader wearing high heels

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  1. teacherintexas

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    I have two kids who dress within the dress code, but they definitely don't look like little girls.

    But...have y'all gone shopping for girl clothes lately? It's all skinny jeans and slinky looking tops.
     
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    I'll admit the only place I see clothes for girls is at Target and even then it's only in passing, but I think the stuff they have out is appropriate.

    I have cousins who are in 10th, 8th, and 5th grades. They all dress appropriately. Not sure where they shop though.

    I do see a lot of girls dressed inappropriately for their ages when I'm out and about. High heels don't bother me, it's the short skirts, skin tight clothing, low cut shirts, etc...
     
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    Today it was 64 F in December, so naturally everyone was wearing more spring type clothing. However, these mini skirts that the girls wear....sheesh. The hem literally stops right where their cheeks meet their legs. I am constantly doing a little wiggle motion, silently alerting them to "pull it down"!
     
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    :agreed:
     
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    As a mother of a little girl, it is hard to find clothes that cover and are modest. For some reason the people that make jeans for little girls thinks they need to show their tushy.
     
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    I found this out when I went shopping at Christmas time. I had to buy clothes for a 9 year old girl that my community club was sponsoring for thie holidays. I had to look in 3 stores to find something modest, especially since I didn't even know the girl so it had to be something appropriate. I found a black sparkly sweatshirt that cost a lot but it was better than buying something slinky!
     
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    Now that this has been bumped, just wanted to add....

    On the COLDEST day of the year, I wrote up a girl for wearing a too short skirt and a tank top with lacy bra straps hanging out. :eek:

    And about five other girls were wearing similar short skirts.

    This is the style they all wear. Is this popular anywhere else?
     
  8. czacza

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    Those skirts pass the fingertip rule.:whistle:
     
  9. BumbleB

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    When the girls walk, the skirts slowly inch upwards. We tell them to pull it down because, you're right, it is SUPPOSED to be past fingertip.

    I also think the style is just too sexy for a 13 year old. Not to mention it's completely inappropriate when it's 14 degrees outside.
     
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    Wouldn't fly at my school - skirts and short have to hit the middle of the back of the knee.
     
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    I don't think anyone should be wearing skirts that short until they have practiced and practiced how to sit in them and how to get out of a chair. Seriously, if you aren't willing to hold your knees together when you're seated, wear some freaking pants!
     
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    All I'm gonna say is thank God for uniforms!
     
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    The fingertip rule is ridiculous. Obviously everyone is different. My personal opinion is that those skirts are too short...period.
     
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    Amen! I taught at a school without uniforms for 4 years before coming to a school with uniforms for the past 4 years. We had so many more issues with dress code at the non-uniform school! I don't miss arguing about skirt/shorts length and shoulder strap width at all!
     
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    Ugh, I would do ANYTHING for uniforms. Both teacher and student uniforms. I think there are so many benefits to uniforms, and not just cutting down on dress code infractions. I have made my love of uniforms loud and clear at my school, now I just need to get up the courage to mention it to my superintendent haha.
     
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    We have uniforms, and I am not opposed to them. I do find that there are a lot of headaches with them. Girls roll up skirts, boys wear shorts that are similar but not the uniform ones, and the list goes on and on.

    Students get in trouble for wearing the uniform incorrectly. Having uniforms hasn't cut down on dress code infractions. Students still like to push boundaries.
     
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    I've taught in schools both with and without uniforms, and it seems like there are several issues that resound either way. At the school with uniforms, the rules were never strictly enforced especially regarding footwear, belts, and the like so the kids pushed the envelope by wearing jeans or sweatpants instead of navy pants, all sorts of boots and heels instead of plain shoes, untucked shirts (which I loathe when we're talking button-down shirts), and much more. Nothing was ever done, so the kids who started out following the uniform soon would stop obeying part of it because of the others.
     
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