When in Company, put not your Hands to any Part of the Body,
not usualy Discovered.
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Kill no Vermin as Fleas, lice ticks &c in the Sight of Others,
if you See any filth or thick Spittle put your foot Dexteriously upon it
if it be upon the Cloths of your Companions, Put it off privately,
and if it be upon your own Cloths return Thanks to him who puts it off.
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Keep your Nails clean and Short, also your Hands and Teeth Clean
yet without Shewing any great Concern for them.
At our school, we say KHFOOTY, meaning Keep Hands, Feet, and Other Objects To Yourself. That is absolutely an important rule that includes the following:
However, while the school holds this standard, George Washington's second Rule of Civility seems to be talking about something else. It seems that George's rule indicates inappropriate touching of one's self. Unfortunately, sometimes students in elementary school are tempted to scratch or rub on parts of their bodies that are unsanitary. While I understand that we all have itches and sometimes find ourselves in uncomfortable positions, George knows that it is inappropriate to touch one's self in those places while others are present.
- Bathe or shower daily, with soap, making sure to clean the stinky parts.
- Wash your hair with shampoo.
- Brush your teeth before you come to school each day.
- Wear clean underwear and socks everyday.
- Use deodorant/antiperspirant under your arms.
- Wash your hands after using the restroom and at other appropriate times.