Before the breakfast, I read this to the children:
In it, the teacher was surprised and gratified to have her classroom full of "helpful" children do a bunch of clean up jobs in the classroom. Needless to say, the room turns out messier than it began.
I had a bunch of end-of-year clean up jobs posted on the blackboard. After snack and recess, we divided up to tackle these cleaning/organizing jobs. Unlike the story, OUR kids actually made a huge, positive difference! Take a look at us in action:
|Cleaning and organizing the spelling-go-round supplies|
|The art supply bins|
|The craft box|
|Testing all the markers - both fabric and regular|
|Organizing the sewing kit|