Monday, June 8, 2009

Hey Cap'n!

In our class, we're big on treating people, animals and nature with respect. And, if you get caught mistreating someone or something, you can't cop out by saying, she (or he) made me do it! Doesn't work that way, we tell these little kids who are barely 7 years old. Nope, you gotta do what you know is best.

The phrase we use is this: You are the Captain of your own ship.

And they really took to it. Many a time I'd be walking past one of them and overhear them pleading with another child who'd done some sort of 'wrong',
but YOU are the captain of your OWN ship
.

With school closing up shop for the summer, I knew I wanted to make them a little reminder of this past year together...




I was so happy with the way they came out.. (thanks to D, who gave me that ship image ages ago, it's inspired many a project; to RK for being a tech wiz), it felt truly satisfying doing some old school iron ons.

At the end of the day, they all put them on over their clothes and we took a bunch of photos together. I've never squeezed so many kids goodbye, so many times, in one day.

10 comments:

Maggie May said...

Those are AWESOME to the max.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE that they'll have this as a lasting impression of their year with Miss Molly......Mom

kaarimarie said...

can i get one of those t-shirts???

Christina said...

holy hell those are amazing. i want one!! in fact i think you should set up a little shop and sell the things. also was monday your last day of school??

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

I imagine that this is the part of being a teacher that is so amazing.. you have touched these kids (they can read!!) and they have touched you and now...off to the future they go!

What better way to send them off than with this message (and great shirts!)

The Cherry Blog said...

what an awesome idea! really thoughtful and sweet! great t shirts! x

lotta said...

What a great way to end the year - and what a great sentiment to leave them with. Happy summer!

spudballoo said...

Fantastic! i love those 'battle cry' type sayings, really empowering. Love the T Shirts. Those children will be saying that phrase until they are old and grey (I can spell, i'm British, we spell it grey not gray!).

comfies said...

love.

paige said...

this one made me teary.
back to the teary conversation earlier.

love it.
what a good lesson you are teaching the future leaders of our world.

thank you.