Homework is finally starting to pick up for Lael. The first 2 weeks she had the traditional “Circle The Shape That Doesn’t Belong” or “Practice Writing The Letter ‘R’” or “Patters: What Shape Comes Next?”. Stupid stuff. Stuff she was doing in Pre-K a couple of years ago.
It was all a trick. They wanted us to think that she would have homework that took her 2.5 seconds to do and I wouldn't have a repeat of last year. This week they have stepped the game up a bit.
It started last week with a picture of an eyeball. And arrows that pointed to different parts. And words like “lashes”, “cornea”, and “retina”. She had to label the different parts of an eye.
How did she go from practicing writing letters to being able to tell me “Mom, your cornea looks a little red today”? Really? Thanks honey.
This week they are studying apples. Wednesday they had to bring in an apple for an apple graph, today she had to take in apple sauce, tomorrow she has to wear clothes that are the color of apples and are going on a field trip to an orchard to….You guessed it. Pick Apples!
Yesterday her homework was to name the parts of an apple. “Stem”, “core”, “seeds”, etc. I am very impressed. But now on top of that she had 10 spelling words that she had to write 2x and know how to spell them.
Things are definitely picking up for her. In her school she is learning Chinese, learning how to read music, getting Ballet Lesson from the Washington Ballet Studio and more.
My only problem is that I think they are starting to brainwash them a bit. When I get home this is what I get.
“Mom I have 3 steps to tell you. Step 1, I ate all my lunch. Step 2, I have homework but it’s easy today. Step 3, can I ride my bike later?”
I have no problem with any of the above steps. What puzzles me is WHY THE HELL IS MY CHILD SPEAKING IN STEPS???
I’m a little afraid. Better keep my "lens" on this one.