Got an Answer?
You know.. I really doubt a bunch of kindy kids are going to do a good job on washing a car anyway so it probably was just play.. the tracher probs had to go wash all the suds and grass off her car at home time.
What a fun teacher!! I wish they did things like this at our local school, bet they had a blast! I don't think I would let kindys near my car though 😂
It might have been a pretend play situation and the teachers decided to give them real life experience? Like pretending to cook or garden or playing babies. The teachers set up an opportunity for the kids to do the real thing. While I haven’t had my car washed (I’m a kindy teacher) I’ve certainly had a lot of greening sessions or had kids brushing my hair at a ‘hairdresser’ and had baby brother or sister come in and have a bath at kindy.
Lucky kids being able to auctually learn to do such a thing. A lot of kids would not do this at home and would have had a lot of fun. Colouring in and playing shops is something easily done at home. No doubt the teacher went through the car wash on the way home
Are you upset about this? I am not sure so I want to clarify before proceeding.
You will sound like you are complaining about your poor little snowflake being forced to do a chore.
good on the educators for thinking outside the box instead of the same standard stuff. The activity would have been a mission for staff.
Does the kindy have a day book that they update parents on the day? Check it out that should explain it
As for the detergent shit happens. Had the parents put that in the allergy section of enrolment?
You sound like you are being really precious. Sounds like your kids live sheltered lives and could do with more fun activities like this more often.
Could be a bit of spontaneous fun? Or a team / play thing? Hot day? It is probably not common but I say good on her for going with it. I am a prep teacher and so many fun little opportunities pop up, that I don't go with because of backlash from parents. My kids do get a kick out of washing the chairs, washing the tables, using the dust pans etc. to clean the floor. They get a buzz being helpers, I have had parents and silly staff joke about slavery etc. (a joke but with a dig...) but they really have gleaming respect and pride for their classroom and they love to do anything to help out the teacher.
Well thankyou to those who gave answers as to why they thought the kids would be doing this and not be rude about it. Helps me understand. And no my kid isn't a precious snow flake. I wasn't upset I just was curious. I don't see it as being unreasonable to ask why my kid is doing something at school. It's all about understanding... that's all. The kids had fun and I'm not going to go wine about it. And yes if there was another activity I was curious about I would ask too.
Was it a hot day? My kids have washed things at school on hot days, like bikes and play equipment. Everything can be a learning experience. I'm ing if it was 2 classes together the focus was working as a team and helping each other. Also to clean the teachers car 😂
If it’s a regular thing probably not appropriate if it is a one off then not appropriate for you to question it.
Washing a car is a learning experience (learning to use a hose, sponge, fine motor skills) as well as sensory play using bubbles and water (water play is usually a big part of kindy) . It could also be part of learning about the environment- watching how much water is used, washing car on grass etc not too mention alot of fun for the kids.