I volunteered in E’s class today, helping the Kindergarteners during their “writer’s workshop”.
In a variation from my normal volunteer routine, I was instructed “not to help E” during the first half of the class, as she was completing “an important writing assessment”.
I was able, however, to catch a glimpse of her work and overhear part of her conversation with the teacher as I helped a few other kids.
E’s assignment was to write and illustrate two sentences about a real-life event.
Of course, E wrote (in her Kindergarten phonics), that just last week her sister rode on a swing that did loops around a clock in a big mouse’s house.
And then she drew exactly that in the space designated for the illustration.
I have decided NOT send the teacher this picture (of E’s sister, taken at Chuck-E-Cheese, exactly one week ago this evening…not pictured: the mouse mascot…).
I think sending it (while intended to convince the teacher that E does have a grasp of reality), might have the opposite effect of convincing her the whole family is nuts!