Tuesday, November 27, 2012

What do kids think about?

I love my youngest son's school. I love everything about it: the teachers, the principal, the art room, the library, and the playground with it's veggie patch and mulberry tree for climbing. I couldn't think of a nicer place for my son to spend his days acquiring life skills and his '3 Rs'.
Often there are some really fabulous artworks and installations done by the kids throughout the school. This one (main photo) is a piece of sticker art, on the side of a portable, which has transformed it into a 'Wonder Wall'. Each of those little squares of paper contains a question from a child like: 'I wonder why the sky is blue?' and 'I wonder what makes the birds sing?' and other such charming philosophical questions.
Lately, though, I've noticed the questions have begun to degenerate. I couldn't stop giggling when I read some of the more recent additions to the Wonder Wall, especially because they seemed so much more like the kind of questions I reckon my kids would really ask.
Here are a couple, I particularly liked:


  1. looks like a fun school were kids can just be themselves.

    1. Yeah, I think we're pretty lucky that our local primary school is so great.

  2. Wow, what a wonderful sounding school. My kids' preschool was great, but I don't love their "big school". The principal actually uses the term "user pays" for a lot of activities offered within school hours. It's pretty awful. It's a real problem when local public schools start using this sort of terminoligy.

  3. I love how the children used their smart brains to ask all if these exotic questions!