Also, this past school year, in an unplanned way, a few of my boys learned how things are fixed. During clean up one afternoon they accidentally dropped two paintbrushes down the new art room sinks. After an email home to the parents I thought about the next step. Instead of keeping the boys in for recess to help clean the art room, a different lesson presented itself. Our school plumber was fixing the sinks early one morning. He was on his back with his upper body in the cabinet under the sink and his legs sticking out. I ran up to the boy's homeroom and asked if they could be excused for a few minutes. I introduced the boys to the school plumber and let them watch him work a bit. I loved how the plumber did not get up, but paused from his work and shook the boys' hands as he continued to lay on his back! The boys looked shocked to see how difficult it was to service these new sinks. Lesson learned? Lesson appreciated? I like to think so.
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Check it out with your kids! You will likely learn some new things as well.