If I didn't have a bee theme I think it would be ladybugs. They are so darn cute and can't help but make people happy. Kind of happier than bees . . . which often want to sting people and make my kiddos run and scream and freak out when they fly into the classroom. Yes, no screens on the windows. Those cost money people!
Side note here:
Our building is phasing in new windows. Nice windows that are better at holding the heat in (from our aging boiler). The kind that you don't have to scrape with a scrapper on the inside to have your calendar person check the weather. The kind that don't let the wind through to blow the shades around. And the kind that slide open instead of push out.
Best of all, the kind that have screens!
But, and this is a BIG but, the roller shades are being taken down and tossed out, which they probably deserve to be (yick!) and they are not replacing them with anything!
Now, I love me some natural sunlight but some of my kiddos get flat out hot with the sun shining in on them. Not to mention that it makes it hard to see anything on the Elmo projector or Promethean board. And heaven forbid we watch an educational video.
Last fall they were installed (during school) on the kindergarten side of the building. Picture those littles watching the men working on the scaffolding instead of the teacher. The drilling. The hammering. The chaos. This kindergarten group was a challenge as it was . . . so you can imagine the teachers. It wasn't pretty is all I'm saying.
This summer (supposedly BEFORE school starts they are doing the first grade side of the building. And next summer they'll do the second grade side of the building.
So in a few years I won't hear the screams of "There's a BEE!" at the pitch of a jet taking off.
So here's the ladybug labels. I made two because I couldn't decide which bug I liked better.
|Curtain Number One - Soft Subdued Ladybug|
|Curtain Number Two - Dark Red Ladybug|