In commemoration of the end of the school year, here is a pop quiz.
Can you guess what *this* is?
(Let's go with multiple choice.)
A) An art project
B) A science project
C) A social studies project
D) None of the above... because it's a freakin' READING assignment!
The ten-year-old is stressed over this assignment, because he can't do it alone.
It involves sharp tools to cut the sticks, and a hot glue gun to hold it together.
Plus now, he needs to build a forest.
You know, he really enjoyed the book that had been assigned. It was about a boy left alone in a cabin in the woods while his father traveled to fetch the boy's mother and baby sister from the east coast.
But he doesn't so much enjoy building this... thing.
And I can't figure out how this project is supposed to make him a better reader.
The whole year, this is how the reading assignments have gone.
I have a ten-year-old who loves to read.
Has a stack of books next to his bed every night.
Reads entire chapter books all in one day because he enjoys them.
But he has dreaded finishing every single book he's been required to read for school because this kind of thing has been attached to every book.
You may now disregard what I had previously posted about school letting out for the summer.
Because after a whole flippin' year of this kind of homework, I am SO ready for fourth grade to be over.