Last week Kansas had its 150th birthday. Washington Elementary School celebrated by setting up each classroom as a one-room school house. It was a hit.
I had the following conversation with my girls Perrin and Hayden (1st and 3rd grade) after school. Draw your own conclusion, but I found the conversation insightful…
Me: How was the day?
Perrin (1st grade): We learned more today than we have all year!
Me: Really? Why?
Perrin: We got to do stuff.
Me: Like what?
Perrin: Like make butter…you know we got to move around and do stuff.
Me: Hayden, did you have a good day?
Hayden (3rd grade): Oh yea, it was great. We had kids from all grades in my class. It was cool.
Me: How did that work?
Hayden: I got to learn and teach…we got to sit together and there were only 13 kids in my class.
Me: What? Only 13 kids? Where did they find teachers for every class?
Hayden: Everyone who worked at school was a teacher today.
Perrin: Why are you asking so many questions? You don’t have to be a President all the time.
Hayden: Everybody was learning today…
Hayden: Yea, even the teachers, because we did different things.
Me: So were you ok with the teachers learning today?
Hayden: Oh yea, it was fun. And you know dad, you learn more when you have fun!