Welcome to Fun Friday in my Special Ed classroom.
It isn’t only the students who learn.
I put out paper, paint, water, and brushes. As I handed the last kid his brush I noticed paint on his fingers. I looked up. His cheek and lips were swabbed in navy blue paint.
â€œWhy is there paint on your face?â€ I ask.
He says, â€œI no know.â€
His teeth and tongue are also blue.
I say, â€œWe donâ€™t eat paint!â€
He says, â€œNo eat. Taste yukky.â€ And then he drank the paint water â€” luckily, it was still clean.
Fun Friday isn’t all fun and games. Some learning also happens — usually by me.
(For those now horrified, the paint is Crayola Brand, it’s non-toxic & washable. It is perfectly kid-safe. Some days, I am not sure I am.)