Monday, February 14, 2011
Slip, Slop, Slap
I learned this phrase at dinner with our team at PF Changs in Sacramento. I had the luxury of sitting next to Emily Allen and Rachel Semansky, so I was asking them why they got interested in elementary education.
Emily began talking about basketball camps and how she loved working with the Kindergarteners and then said I could make a "career" out of this. Rachel mentioned that her grandma told her she'd be good at it. Well, in both rights they both will be exceptional teachers and definitely have the energy for that age.
We then talked about what you teach a Kindergarten age student. I told them Justin had learned how to be independent and how to put his winter clothes on before the bell rang. That's when Emily jumped in about
Slip, Slop, Slap!
There isn't snow to deal with in Queensland, Australia, but instead the sun. So the advertisement they use is to slip on the swimsuit, slop on the sunscreen, and slap on the hat to protect yourself from the sun.
Now try and imagine Emily telling the story as fast as the Tasmanian Devil himself. It makes for quite a fun story.
We'll attach a few photos this week from our last road trip and some rules of the road thanks to Katie Bussey. Make sure to keep checking in because there is something we can all learn from these rules.