It seems I keep getting reminded about boys and teaching them. (For some past blog posts about this, check these: Boys Will Be....; Expecting Them to Be Boys; All Twisted Up.)
Three boys were at the easel, using the dry erase markers. One thing about boys - they build ideas off of each other. These three were having a good time drawing and erasing. Then one of them said, "Let's make it as dirty as possible." And then they went to work.
They each took off the lids of several markers and began to draw and scribble.
Of course, I saw this as a cool idea. (I'm not sure Cindy would have approved, but she was out.)
They enjoyed making the easel "dirty" and then erasing it. Then they started again.
I did feel that we all needed Cindy there to tell us when it was enough. They did get a little rowdy with it. But the markers all ended up with lids on them.
Well, at least most of them.