The new school my son attends has homework in Kindergarten. At first, I was all a dither because why on earth would you give a five year old homework??? As the weeks progressed, we discovered his homework truly is only five minutes worth of work and not hard at all. It's just a small thing to get him in the groove for his school future. We haven't had any real issues getting him to complete it at night. He finishes supper before we do and brings his folder to the table so he and Dad can get it done while we all finish up.
Carla-Girl and her family were here last night eating supper. She and the kids are visiting her hubby this week and it was their ten year anniversary. (Her husband and mine got jobs at the same place, but she and the kids are still residing back where we came from as they have to sell their house before moving....it's tough living like that, folks.) Anyway, in all the hoopla, we forgot to do The Boy's homework.
At breakfast this morning, The Man pulled out the homework sheet so The Boy could get it done. He had to write a sentence using one of his sight words (list of words they work on each week). There were no arguments and the task was completed.
I heard my husband laughing and asked what was up. My son had written:
"There are zero white birds (in the tree). (I *think* the (in the tree) part was in there.)
And drew nothing to illustrate it.
Because there were zero birds and they were white.
That's my boy.
I'm not sure if I should be proud he's smart enough to do that or worried about his future homework assignments.
When that kid of mine explained it to me and grinned? I wanted to eat him up.