September 16, 2008

A Is For... Absolutely Nothing

So we officially failed our first daycare homework assignment. I got a note in Ashton's box when I picked him up yesterday requesting that all parents cut out pictures in magazines that begin with the letter A and bring them in for projects the kids are doing this week. FUN! FUN! We can absolutely do that! But no no, nothing that readily appears in a magazine actually begins with the letter A. Seriously - take a gander at your mags in the morning, the letter A is nowhere to be found. At first I thought we'd have no problem finding an apple or an airplane, but after an hour of combing literally every mag in the house (and I admit we subscribe to a few...) all we could come up with was a picture of Lance "A"rmstrong, some plumbs that we passed off as "A"pples, and a teeny tiny photo of an "A"larm clock thanks to the fall issue of Pottery Barn. Needless to say I was on the receiving end of a rather stern look from his teacher when I picked him up this afternoon as if to say, "seriously, this is the BEST you could do?"

Yup. We'll do better next time. Promise.

5 comments:

stephanie said...

Seriously, homework already?? And the stern look, too? Oy, it's a good thing we're not in daycare yet.

stephanie
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Amanda and Andrew said...

hahaha....I don't mean to laugh, but seriously-you are working parents and you spent hours combing through magazines looking for "A" objects?!
Perhaps the teacher should do that and then give them to the kids?! Or, at the least-have a back up A pile?

Hmmmmm....
too bad you got a stern look. My guess is, you should probably prepare for many. Teachers give stern looks for many reasons. Boo.

Anonymous said...

When K and M were in pre school that was their weekly "homework." I often took to google to help me out, and printed the pictures up off the internet... just a thought for next time :-)
Janelle

Julie said...

That's funny...
I bet if you look next week--you know, when you're on to the B's, you will find many more A pictures!

Rebecca said...

Yikes! Homework? In daycare? Who knew?

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