Friday, May 22, 2009

Boys will be boys...


Now.... don't get me wrong... generally there are no play weapons here at school....but I will say that Razzi (Raffa's big brother) and Fox were being posers - lol and not really fighting. I'm thinkin' they knew I was picture taking and were having a bit of fun - so I let it fly a bit. They were well behaved with their "bows and arrows". You can tell we are almost to summer - the big kids are here - a day off. But we have to restate the rules for the incoming big kids. They are a great crew though and will regroup in short time.

That said - it has been my experience as a teacher, that if you eliminate every single thing in your classroom that looks like a weapon of any kind, most boys will find something to use as one. The darling pic of Raffa with the blue blurr - is actually a blue elephant watering can - but in this picture it is without doubt a gun. We redirected the crew to other less weapon oriented pursuits....their next choice... feeding the funnel spider on the side of the yard - Mr. Big... don't ask what they feed him. Yikes - how about a bit of finger painting now.....

Needless to say - wrangling kiddos and dogs keeps me away from my artwork this week - but - whooo hoooo it's a three day weekend!! Namaste, Sarah

6 comments:

Holly said...

Make the most of your creative days of freedom!

Audrey said...

Isn't it funny Sarah how boys are so attracted to that type of play! It almost seems to be bred into them somehow! But they look like they are having fun and really that is what life is all about!
Enjoy your long weekend - take some "Sarah" time!
Love and hugs to you.
xoxoxo

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

I "think" the operation aborted problems with the blogs may be fixed. At least I can finally get into my own blog thru the front door (only to find elements/badges/things are missing?) and I'm not getting kicked out of other blogs, yet.

Need to catch up with the last several days of posts and try to "fix" my blog!!

Enjoy the weekend!!

jessielavon@yahoo.com said...

Good morning darling,I love the art work on your banner!I am just out visiting early this morning to see what y'all are doing.

jessielavon@yahoo.com said...

just added you to my front porch friends.

Genie Sea said...

What is it with boys and weapons? That gene needs to be discovered :)