Does you school require uniforms?

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  1. flesteach

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    I ask the boys if they are going to wear that dress all day. That makes them tuck it in pretty quickly!!!!
     
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    I am too heavy to be a tucker. I do my best to look neat and professional anyway.
     
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    I never ask my Pre-K kids to tuck. Most of the shirts are out. I don't think it looks sloppy. We have a rule on socks at our school- they must be all white and cover the ankles. The low cut socks are popular here. I guess ankles are too seductive. :rolleyes: I let my Pre-K kids wear jewelry. If they start taking it off, it goes in the cubby. The same goes for headbands and hair ribbons.
     
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    Upsadaisy- I'm not a tucker for the same reason!!!
     
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    Some people are large but carry their weight better than I do! It is a problem, isn't it Dzenna?
     
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    So I see we have a lot of nontuckers. Glad I'm not alone, but, I'm still wanting to hear from teachers who work in schools where you have to enforce the tucking. How do you handle it for the kids who aren't tuckers? How do you handle it when you aren't a tucker either?:confused:
     
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    Our kids are in blazers. The untucked shirt doesn't show (much) if the blazer is on.
     
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    First, I think untucked elongates a body that is not naturally slender. If course, the shirt cannot be too long or it looks sloppy. Second, Zoe, you got me thinking, should we make children tuck if they feel better about themselves untucked? I would HATE to be made to tuck. We have a handful of kids in 4-8th that wear a sweatshirt or sweater all day, I think because of a tucked shirt and bad body image. It really makes me think....
     
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    It always breaks my heart when I see a child wearing the same old sweater or sweatshirt every day, regardless of the weather, because I KNOW why tey're doing it and I just want to tell them I understand and it doesn't matter but, at a certain age, it matters the world to them to stay covered up so you just have to respect that. My own daughters went through the cover up thing when they were first developing. Even in the summer, they would wear a jacket. Drove me nuts!!! But, eventually, they grew more comfortable and less self conscious. Those were difficult times for all of us. But, yeah, kids not wanting to tuck must be rough...I'm glad some of you are saying they wear vests or blazers to still be allowed their dignity and modesty.
     
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    I wasn't going to stick my nose in this one, for ovious reasons, but I do have a cousin that was in a homeschool group that was so prestigious that they had a dress code! (green polo, blue or kahki pants)

    Most of the schools around here do have a uniform (I think) because I see the blue skirts and white shirts and the beige pants.
     
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    Last year a kid asked why I didn't tuck if he had to. I told him that teachers had their own dress code. We only had one girl with lots of phobias who we did not require to tuck. The rest tuck and if they are self-conscious, they tend to wear their school jacket or sweatshirt. Since the air conditioning tends to make lots of rooms cool, this doesn't seem to be a problem.
     
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    I hate to see them outside in the heat. Our children, grades 1-8, change to T-Shirts and shorts for P.E. A few of them wear sweatshirts all year round.
     
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    Oh, I know. It is hard to watch. And smell.
     
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    LOL
     
  15. Master Pre-K

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    I had the hardest time adjusting to that too...

    assembly outside
    gym outside
    lunch outside

    seems strange, as a kid..I always wanted to go outside!

    then, I moved to California...

    too hot and distracting for me!
     
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    belated happy birthday!

    I rather see a dress, than to see them saggin! (showing their underwear, with pants hanging off!
     
  17. Master Pre-K

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    and by the way....how did we ever manage without velcro!

    hate it, love it, got a case of it?? In every color???

    do you think it slows down shoe tying??? Or, do you wish every pair of shoes had velcro!

    who was that ingenious person who let those stickle bug plants get stuck on his pants, and is filthy rich now!!!
     
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    My school requires the 7-girls to wear a grey kilt, green knee highs with white blouse, tie(several types that you can earn i.e. sports tie, leadership tie etc) and green blazer with school crest. 7-9 boys: grey dress pants, white dress shirt, green blazer, and tie.
    10-12 girls plaid kilt, white blouse, tie, black knee highs and black blazer. 10-12 boys, grey dress pants, white dress shirt ties and black blazer. All students must wear black polishable dress shoes. All clothing must be bought from the school uniform supplier.

    We have a summer uniform, black shorts and a golf shirt for the boys and kilt and golf shirt for the girls. They can wear black sandals, but not sport sandals and they must wear socks with the the sandals.

    Student's receive detentions for uniform infractions. Three detentions and the student receives a Saturday morning detention.

    As teacher's we don't wear uniforms but are expected to dress up.
     
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    You are too funny!

    BTW, thanks for the bday message!!!!
     
  20. Master Pre-K

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    your welcomed! Now, how do you keep their shoes tied?!
     
  21. Calalilys

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    My school started out with khaki bottoms and green/white polo shirts. It actually looked really nice. Then, with our district boundaries changing all the time, students were moving to different schools every year and having to purchase new uniforms because each school had their own colors. So, the district decided to allow students to wear navy/khaki bottoms and they can wear green/white/maroon/purple/navy/blue/light blue polo shirts.
     

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