When your child comes home MESSY
Red paint in the hair? Blue paint on the jeans? Sand in the shoes? Peanut butter on the favorite shirts? White socks that look brown? Sleeves a little bit damp?
Your child probably . . .
Worked with a friend
solved a problem
created a masterpiece
negotiated a difference
learned a new skill
had a great time
developed a new language skills
Your child probably didn't . . .
do repetitive tasks that are too babyish
do worksheets tasks that are too easy
do sit down work that is discouraging
Your probably . . .
Paid good money for those clothes
will have trouble getting the red paint out
are concerned that the teacher isn't paying enough attention to your child
The teacher probably . . .
Was aware of your child's needs and interests
spent time planning a challenging activity for the children
encouraged the children to try new things
put smocks on the children
was worried that you might be concerned.