Thursday, October 30, 2008

School Strike

Both of my sons are home from school today because their teachers are participating in the national strike against the educational reforms proposed by Italy's new Minister of Education, Maria Stella Gelmini. For two different takes on the situation, check out these links...here and here.

It's interesting to see how their individual choices for spending their free time differ. The activities they have chosen reflect their personalities, as do the condition of their desks...
G. is playing Spiderman on the computer. Check out that desk!!!
He takes after his mommy...LOL!

D. has invited one friend this morning and another this afternoon for marathon basketball sessions, and so started work on his homework at 9 a.m.!
That neat and orderly desk is all the result of genes from his father!

Variety is the spice of life...we wouldn't want them to be cookie-cutter kids.

2 comments:

MEDITERRANEAN KIWI said...

we had a strike at school last week; just perfect for a rest from homework

Lost in Sicily said...

i love seeing the differences in your sons....the desks sum it all up. thanks for sharing!