Yesterday I had the privilege (er... duty) to work at "Art Day" at the elementary school. My station was free paint - the children had access to paper, wood blocks, and all the paint they wanted. They had 40 minutes to create their lovely masterpieces.
While I was there, I was called into the principal's office. Oh lord. It wasn't the first time. I recall going to the principal's office in 4th grade, 5th grade, and again in 11th grade. I will plead the fifth on the reasons :-)
There's a show the boys watched called My Wife and Kids. The jist is the father's character didn't want his daughter going to prom. Just google what prom stands for. Most little boys talk about their body parts - we all know what kind of talk goes on in the boys bathroom and on the bus. There are certain words that aren't to be said at school. I just told him to say boogers next time.
No, my little darling should not have repeated what he heard on television. Yes, I'm mad that this type of show is on prime time family television. I had a little talk with him. His punishment was missing the Fun Friday activities he'd earned. I'm torn because I know there should be consequences but they seem a bit severe.
But the purpose of today's rant is teacher attire. Gone are the days of male teachers wearing ties and dress shirts and female teachers wearing skirts, hose, and conservative shoes. Teachers, in our area, wear flip flops, shorts, mini skirts, etc.
Yesterday, one of the female teachers had on low rise jeans. If you don't know what low rise jeans are, here ya go:
Now, this is what the students were exposed to (keep in mind hormone driven 4th and 5th grade males). This would have offended me whether or not I had to make a visit to the principal's office. I understand that young women choose to dress this way. However, I feel this attire, in the workplace, especially in an elementary school is not acceptable.
What do you think?