How should I dress when I go see my classroom?

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  1. TootyTa

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    It kind of seems like a silly question, but I was wondering what I should wear when I go see my classroom. Do I still need to dress like I would for an interview, or can I dress more casually? The reason I ask is if I start cleaning and working in there that day, I don't want to get nice clothes dirty. It's my first year to teach, so I don't know what to do. Help!
     
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    czacza Multitudinous

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    No, you don't have to wear interview clothes! How about dressing neatly though (capris and a nice tee?) and bring a change of clothes (shorts, sneakers) in case you get 'down and dirty' working in the room...
     
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    :agreed:
     
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    If you're planning to go see it and work too, wear something casual. Most of the time you'll see teachers working in their rooms in shorts/capris and t-shirts. Just make sure that you're shirt doesn't have anything inappropriate on it and you're fine.
     
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    Agreed. Nothing too dressy, but def not down and dirty clothes yet just in case you can't get into the cleaning part today.
     
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    No, no...no need to wear interview clothing. When I go in to work on my room I wear "exercise" capris which sadly haven't seen any other use this summer and a t-shirt, and while you don't have to be so casual especially until you feel out the school and establish yourself, you certainly don't need to be formal. It's not that I believe once you have the job you can scream "SIKE!" and reveal your true crazy self :p, but you can dress appropriately for the job of cleaning and moving.
     
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    "Sike" LOL My teenager uses this phrase nonstop! :lol: It's good to finally see it being used by one of us grown ups! Yes, we too can be cool!
     
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    I wore a sundress just to see my room and drop somethings off. Then I came back the next day and starting cleaning with jeans and a tee.
     
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    I was wondering the same thing about teacher in-service though. When I went to see my class I had nice linen work pants and a nice shirt. I start in-service tomorrow though and have no clue what to wear.
     
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    I would wear something neat and comfortable to the inservice- then see what everyone else wears- if it's jeans feel free to do the same- if it's khakis then follow that.
     
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    Most of us dress nicely, but casually for in-service if we're having workshops or training. We dress in jeans or shorts on the days we're in our rooms setting up/cleaning. Again, capris or a skirt and nice top should be fine for in-service training days. I usually wear a linen skirt and a solid colored t-shirt/top for the workshop days. Be sure to put some clothes in your car in case you wind up having time to work in your room.
     
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    I'm trying to figure out what i'm suppose to wear to sign my contract, and then what to wear for new teacher orientation and so forth ...
     
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    If you have to go to the District Office to sign your contract i would dress nice for that. New teacher orientation, if its like my district, dress in interview attire.
     
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    When I went to go see my room Friday, I wore some gray pants and a blank green tshirt..and sneakers lol
     
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    My staff all wears shorts, jeans, sweats, etc for setting up our room. Whatever we are comfortable in, our P doesn't care (yes, she seriously told us that as long as we show up everyday to teach, she doesn't care what we wear... we are allowed to wear jeans all week, not just Fridays).

    For county-wide training, I always wear dress pants and a nice top... if it is multiple days, I check out what others are wearing the first day, and then make it a little more casual based off what they are wearing. The thing about those trainings is that you don't want to poorly represent your school.
     

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