Friday, September 24, 2010

School gone awry

For a part of A's daily language art curriculum, she's required to take three sentences and write them in a more appealing way. The other day she was given these three sentences:

The potted tulip was a gift.
The tulip is dying.
Grandma gave it to Mom.

What did my child write?
Grandma gave Mom a dying tulip as a gift.

Funny, in the teacher's guide, they made it look like it was unfortunate that the gift Grandma gave Mom was dying, instead written in a way that so clearly shows Grandma's dislike for Mom.

At the eye doctor yesterday, this same child wanted me to write "terrorist" as her occupation. I suggested "slacker." We decided to leave it blank since we couldn't agree.

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