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    Im a teacher and have previously tied little boys shoe laces which have been wet... So I've made a blanket rule not to tie any. I get the kids to pull them tight then tuck them in to stop trip hazards.

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    Well that is just plain nasty! Is it really that hard to tie laces. Seriously 10 seconds out of their day???

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    Teacher too here... And I never touch laces!!! Gross boy toilets and wet laces no thanks. But I did previously post about giving the teacher a break! You don't know what was going on at the time of the lace incident! In a classroom a million things could be happening. Give her a break.

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    I was told that the teacher doesn't have time to tie 50 laces, so if your child cannot tie laces, get them shoes that do up with velcro.

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    yuuuuuckkky..

    you do know that boys use urinals with untied laces...and well aim is not so good...

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    I'm a primary teacher and an Early Childhood Teacher, and in an EC setting you wouldn't dare of leaving a child's laces undone, so I guess that shows in a primary setting.

    I also keep a little hand sanitiser with me in both settings

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    Quote Originally Posted by Missy2579 View Post
    Well that is just plain nasty! Is it really that hard to tie laces. Seriously 10 seconds out of their day???
    10 seconds per child, god knows how many times a day. Honestly the teachers really do have other things to do. I dunno, it's not a huge deal, I doubt the teacher was being nasty. They are busy people. Buy some Velcro sneakers.

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    I think that's really unfair, and that teachers should help the children. If the children are having difficulty learning (like my daughter - she is so unco...) or the parents just couldn't care less, that doesn't mean that child should suffer.

    I send DD with buckles so she doesn't have this trouble. I am seriously sucking at trying to figure out a way to teach her. I know there is some way where people talk about rabbit ears and stuff, but I don't actually tie my shoes that way, so have no idea how to teach it (or the rhyme they teach along with it).

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    Oh man, I am a teacher and I am torn on this one.

    Little boys laces - something I also did not like to touch when I was teaching little ones.

    I also know what it's like after swimming. BEDLAM. Pure and simple. I'm sure I've been guilty of fobbing a kid with lace issues off at a similar time. I had it fairly well known in my classroom though that you ask a friend to help you. But in all fariness I'm sure the teacher was just having a frazzled moment. She has LOTS of little people and their belongings to care for and everyone has busy, frazzled moments. Even teachers.

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    I often ask them to ask their mates - there is usually one or two kids in the class who can help them tie the laces up .. rather than me having to do them all (also motivates the kids to watch and learn, since a peer can already do it for them)


 

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