"Things You Wouldn't Know If We Didn't Blog Intermittently."
when i went to school, it was to learn, not to audition for a reality show.I-)
Much can be learned from activities not directly related to curriculum. These are children. Their lives should be filled with smiles and laughter, and opportunities to practice creativity, and learning to laugh at themselves and others in a positive way. I have been teaching for over 30 years, and over that time a lot of the 'fun' has been removed from the school day, to the detriment of all involved. Testing is god, you know. Gotta get those scores up. Hey you, in the back row. Stop smiling! School is serious business!Sigh...
You didn't have any "fun" activities at school? I feel for you. Even 30 years ago, we had a Halloween parade and dress up day. Also had "spirit" week, which i believe crazy hair day is likely part of.
And children today are admonished for bringing their lunch to school in a Wonder Woman lunch box, because superheroes use violence to solve problems.
we had 'fun' activities, but it wasn't through making spectacles of ourselves. I-)
These are Aussie kids I think – good ol' Kirk's Creaming Soda. Crazy Hair Day raises awareness and money for Cystic Fibrosis: http://www.cysticfibrosis.org.au/vic/crazy-hair-dayPerhaps looking silly or different is a good lesson in not setting too much store in how you look, at the same time as encouraging imagination and a sense of fun and lightheartedness – while raising funds for a good cause.People who show up at fancy dress events, not in fancy dress, are really the ones making a spectacle of themselves.