Here's this week's Tickle. Post your poetic response in the comments!
Today in kindergarten we attempted to fulfill an objective which is perhaps the most developmentally inappropriate in the whole K curriculum:
|Identify and describe people, symbols, and practices associated |
with the United States of America.
Now, my little Minnows are a pretty sharp bunch, but even so, their concept of the US of A is just about nonexistent; they're still trying to work out "my school," never mind "my neighborhood," "my state" or "my nation." All the same, we gave it a go, and had a close encounter with a brand new 8"x10" flag. We observed with *all* our senses before we analyzed its color, shape and size attributes--which means that we actually even smelled the flag (although we did not taste it).
"Can you smell the flag?" I asked.
Sarah said, somewhat perplexed,
"The American flag smells like bubbles."