1.) Be practical--I grabbed an OLD pair of white pants out of the "to Goodwill" bag so I didn't have to ruin anything new. That little coffee stain didn't matter anymore...it was hidden by the beautiful artwork of our students.
2.) Put a piece of cardboard through the legs. Sharpies DO bleed, especially on white pants.
3.) Think about what you'll wear them with. I wanted to be able to wear them again with a variety of different shirts. I had every sharpie color imaginable for my pants. One of the principals used ONLY blue. She wanted to wear them with her school shirt and keep true to our school colors.
4.) Despite popular belief, you CAN wash them. Simply wash them on a gentle cycle (inside out and with nothing else) and in COLD water only. I also used a mild and color protectant detergent. Hand washing in a sink would be a good idea, too.
5.) Throw in some REAL SMARTIE candies for students after the testing is over.
They can't wait to see me in them again when we have to do Round 2 and 3 of the Screener. Does that mean they're actually looking forward to "testing?"
Bananas for the little things that take stress away from kids,