We are doing lots of work on fairy tales in my class at the moment. This week, we read Cinderella. We talked about what we would do if we met had a Fairy Godmother. I asked one girl what she would do if she had a Fairy Godmother. She said,
“I would wish for her to wave her wand, and make you a prince charming and lots of babies to have with him. You won’t meet a prince charming without my wish, Miss Rainbow!”
Gee, thanks, kid.
While doing a history activity, the children discussed things they used/needed when they were younger, things they use/need now and things they may use/need in the future. The girls have high ambitions for the future and listed things like shoes, perfume, jewellery (some of the rings and necklaces they drew; they’ll have to marry rich!!), fancy cars and one child even drew a horse drawn carriage!
I prompted her and asked, ‘Is that on your wedding day, Rachael?’ With a flick of her hair, a roll of the eyes, she looked at me and said,
“Um, no, Miss Rainbow, that is how I’ll be getting to work!”
Oh, well excuse me!