Towards the end of the time I went over to the restroom so Gwennie could wash her hands and have a snack. The 8th grade class was in the restrooms washing their hands after their pottery class. They left the restroom a disaster. I was appalled by the mess. Seriously there was clay on every surface including the door handle.
It made me wonder if the school or parents are teaching the children any respect for the property. We spend a lot of our time teaching our children to respect the earth, use less, conserve, compost. Yet every day I walk out on the school yard there is trash on it. There are granola bar wrappers and hats left out.
Rhayn has been taught a little about littering, we went hiking not too long ago and she and her cousin were picking up trash along the way. We are trying to teach her to respect the earth in that manner. Whenever we see the trash on the play yard we pick it up. Its courteous. They also need to learn to clean up after themselves, I shouldn't judge, but I doubt any of the 8th graders in the restroom ever have to pick up their own messes at home. I know that when I was that age, I did NOT leave a huge mud mess in a bathroom, I would have at least wiped the door handle and faucet handle off.
At the muck out there were kids complaining about how much they didn't want to be there, and how they don't like cleaning up poop, but they all enjoy the goats, sheep and Jonic the pig.
I am just thankful that my children are able to go to a school that has animals and gardens. I love that they are surrounded by nature.
Gwennie is terrified of the white goose, she was helping feed them one morning and the white lady kept trying to get the food from Gwennie faster than Gwennie could drop it. She cried and screamed about her for hours.