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{playing school} #sol18

 
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The very afternoon my girls were out of school, they were already making plans. They disappeared into the playroom ... and an hour later they emerged.

"Momma! Come and see what we did!" They called out.

The girls transformed their playroom into a new space: a classroom for summer.  Using items "gifted" from their teachers and other handmade essentials, the girls created a learning space, including a daily schedule made of popsicle sticks and a magnetic pointer on a pipe cleaner, classroom jobs, name plates with number lines, a decorative border on the bookshelf, and a "Chart of CRRCT" (Caring, Respect, Responsibility, Citizenship, and Trustworthiness) -- which is a more positive approach to the color/behavior clip chart!

My girls were sad about school ending ... but to work around this problem, they created a space to be creative, learn, cooperate, and have fun.  I have yet to experience time in their school, but when Grandma and Grandpa were visiting last week, they spent hours "playing" school! (I heard Grandpa caused some trouble too!)



Also, that evening when I returned from walking the dog around the block, I was surprised to find chalk messages outside of our house on the sidewalk ... Spreading positivity!

Be kind!              Be happy!          Happy Summer Break!

These girls amaze me with their creativity! I can't wait to play school now that school is out for me!

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  1. I love this! And it sounds like there may be more teachers in your family's future!

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  2. What fun! When my daughter was young one of her sincerest Christmas wishes was an overhead projector for playing school. She had a wardrobe of “teacher clothes” Grandma picked up from Goodwill and a candy jar of lemon drops on her desk.

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  3. What I got from this post is that school is a wonderful place for your girls, so much so that they don't need a break from it for summer. How heartwarming it must be to know your daughters are in a nurturing environment for those months, and that the most important lessons are being learned.

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  4. I was just getting ready to write my slice, but decided to read some first. Well, you've got the pictures and I'll share what Grandpa and Grandma experienced. They have a great example to follow and such creativity to continue learning. What a great time we had sharing with the girls.

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  5. This is sweet and funny. The girl's clearly had a very positive experience at school to be willing to create their own school at home. Happy Summer to you all!

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  6. I am so glad that I stopped by to see the twins all grown up and acting like little teachers full of passion and positivity, Michelle. Kudos to them. I love their imaginative spirit.

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