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Whoa, Momma!

Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Tracey Henry and Suzannah DiMarzio

Mom messed up my homework



HomeworkTake a look at this scan of a worksheet my 8-year-old did for homework. The circles, the X's, the small type written in the margins. Looks like a mess, wouldn't you say?

Simple enough instructions: Decide if the words in each set would be found on a page with the bold face guide words (as seen at the top of a dictionary page.). Circle the letter in the correct column.

As a general rule, I do not help my daughter with homework. She is in third grade, plenty old enough to be responsible. That said, if she asks, I'll check over her work.

So when she brought me this worksheet, I told her she was wrong about "decimal" and "gram" and "incense." But I also told her she was wrong about "graft"  and  "indict." See the problem? Momma doesn't know her alphabet.

And darn if she isn't required to do everything in pen!

The worst part? The only reason I found my errors is that at the bottom of the worksheet, there's a word finder you're supposed to complete using the letters found with the correct answers. Clearly, "By boninl up all nklht" is not a complete sentence.

So, apologies to Mrs. Paras. And to my daughter. New rule: Dad checks over everything.

-- Amy Hollyfield

[Last modified: Thursday, May 13, 2010 10:58am]


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