Remember the days of the Olde Schoolyard?? We used to laugh a lot! At school this term Dash has been learning about "The Past" (i.e. the 1890's). I'm sure he thinks I was around back then... he keeps asking me questions about "back in the olden days"... as if I knew!
An anxious Dash rolled up to school dressed in his best white shirt, long pants with braces and boots, his hair slicked back. He really looked the part (and so handsome)... but the big question was: would anyone else come dressed up???
Then we caught sight of the Teachers. Oh my word. They were all dressed up to the Nines; marching along snapping rulers on their palms and barking orders: "Hey you there! Pull up your socks!"
The children scurried to line up, shortest to tallest, backs straight, no chattering. Teachers inspected fingernails as the parents watched amused and entranced. Oh to be a fly on the wall today!
Regretfully I headed for my car (and my appointment with the gym) as strains of "God Save the Queen" echoed up the street...
What a wonderful creative way to learn about the past. Good on those teachers for thinking outside the box and really getting into the spirit of things. I am sure the children will never forget it.