Me (Jill) again,
a friend pinned the coolest thing and I'm addicted!
AND what luck, it's tying shoes - HA! That's a must post, Isn't it?
I teach kindergarten and I'm not super fond of tying shoes. I get grossed out with all the germs, especially since it's on the way to lunch when I realize all of the laces flying everywhere. Blech! My frequent answer is "Put the laces in your socks".
One year, I even bought Y-ties for the whole class - they didn't get the hint :(
At open house, I share the rule I had for my own kids when they were young:
School shoes were velcro until you learn to tie. Period.
I would not make the teacher tie shoes.
But, oh my son knew that tie shoes were...FASTER! He had soccer cleats so he was sure of it. Even being a not-so-coordinated lefty,
(sorry lefties - fine motor, not so great, being a lefty in soccer - awesome)
the boy learned to tie to "earn" tie sneakers for school.
(Girl had more options, but she too found it important to learn to tie)
Still, in my class - the laces flop everywhere, argh.
I see untied shoes - I say "may I tie that for you"
even to adults - HA shh, just a few
So go and tie shoes. It takes a little practice and it's easier to go faster than slower!
Ha, I'm still chuckling I posted about tying shoes :)
Good thing Andi loves me, odd humor and all..
Enjoy and Happy Friday~