I have 1st and 2nd graders at the end of the day. They love to help me
"vacuum." In the beginning, I told them that they were high tech
vacuums---extremely efficient and very quiet. The only noise the high tech
vacs make is a hum. I say, "Power on," and they get down on all fours.
"Power off. Empty bags," and we're ready to go. They enjoy it so much they
ask to vacuum on days when it isn't even necessary! It's a great
sight---and fun to hear, too. My pricipal came by last year when he saw
everyone on all fours humming and he grew very wide eyed. I explained, and
the next day he tried it in the lunchroom, and told me it works and it's fun!