Thursday, April 2, 2009

Wash Your Own Dishes!

Kids' School: Area where all students wash their own dishes after lunch.
Wonder how our Fancy Private School in USA would view this approach?
I think it is efficient and simple while teaching responsibility and useful household skills!


Calypso said...

Very cool - the sooner our children get a handle on the realities of life - the better ;-)

Steve Cotton said...
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Steve Cotton said...

I like the idea. But you can bet there is some federal or state law against it.

Rosas Clan in Tulum said...

my kids did this at their Montessori school in Oregon when we lived there. I loved it. And they were 2-6 year oldsusing glass plates and cups and were responsible for prep and cleaning of their own food and cleaning around the school as well. My kids loved it. They felt involved and grown up and they are habits that continue much (although not all the time) to this day.

American Mommy in Mexico said...

C - I so agree

SC - Sigh - you are probably right

RCT - I am actually glad to hear there are schools in USA who do this - even more so with glass ware! I winder how many break? They do use plastic here.

Teresa Lombardi said...

I'm pretty sure 1/2 the moms at our "fancy" private school would pitch a fit!

Cynthia Johnson and Mike Nickell said...

Geez...great idea! At my school in Guyamas it would have gone over like a lead balloon. Not only did they use paper plates, plastic cups and plastic utilsils, but the TEACHERS had to SERVE the students!!! Yep. The little students all took a seat at their little tables and waited for their lunch. HMPFF!

American Mommy in Mexico said...

TL - LOL - I believe you are correct!

CJ - Interesting to hear about this differences within MX. Good to note that broad statements seldom apply to all.