There are some days when I wake up and wished we had uniforms to wear to work. I have a hard time picking out clothes every day. It does add some stress to my day. I think about nurses, doctors, police officers…ect. They don’t have to worry about the wear and tear on their own clothes. I am a first grade teacher so I spend a lot of time on the floor or down on one knee so that I can talk with the students eye to eye. Most of my pants are worn out in the knees because of this. Somedays I get chalk, whiteboard marker, paint, and other things on my chalk. I often wonder what I would choose if I could for a uniform. I would like the choice of pants, skirts or longer shorts (tan, navy or black), leggings (navy or black) and long sleeve/short sleeve collared white/navy/black. What do you think about possibly wearing a uniform to teach/work in?
When my own three children were younger, they went to a school that they had to wear uniforms. They had no problem making sure their clothes were picked out ready to go. All the students at the school looked somewhat alike. I loved that the school had a recycle program right at the school. You could turn in a few items and in exchange take a few items. This kept the cost down for families. I had the initial investment every year but then if my child grew a lot that year, I was able to exchange some of the items at the recycle shop in the school.
I asked one student today in my classroom if she would like to wear a uniform to school every day. She said, “no, I like choosing what I want to wear!” I then asked her mother who happens to be a teacher at my school the same question. She said, “no, I like picking out my clothes I want to wear!”
Overall, I think I would like to try having a school uniform to see how it goes. Do you know of any public school that wear uniforms?