Washing dishes is an activity which is done daily by Shining Star students. It is part of their practical life exercises which provide them with meaningful life skills that serve a real purpose. While parents may think that such work is a ‘chore’ , children find this work interesting and concentrate very deeply when doing it. There is no reason why the children should not be encouraged to do this at home. Self-sufficiency and responsibility should not end at the termination of the school day.