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Re: shoe tying

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MPBC90
Sun, 11 Jul 1999 23:32:25 EDT


In a message dated 7/10/99 4:41:54 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
owner-artsednet-digest.edu writes:

<<
Kids don't learn to tie their shoes because they have slip-ons and
velcro. In our district, kids don't spend as much time developing fine
motor skills as they used to before standardized test scores became the
most important thing on the planet. Funny. >>

At the end of the year, our K and 1st grade teachers were going over certain
skills that the 1's wanted accomplished in K...was that confusing?
Anyway...the shoe tying thing is something that I really want to address next
year. I have a long flight of stairs that the students must navigate to get
to the Art room, and those little kindergartners really scare me...needless
to say, I am bending over and tying shoes every time we lineup for the exit!
So....I wanted to come up with some type of "shoe" made out of WHAT I do not
know, that kindergartners could practice that tying thing! Basic knots,
etc...any ideas? Get this...my husband is a shoe rep, so we have this huge
box of plastic FEET for forms in the boot samples, but he does not use them
all...sooooo I think I am going to go from there. Any additional input would
be welcome...
tired of bending over already...
MP