Emma is in the first grade and each month the teacher sends home a "family project". It's usually a stencil of something, like last month it was an apple, this month it was a pumpkin, next month is a turkey.
I know I cannot be alone in this. When your kid brings home "projects" like this, do you invariably end up sitting at the kitchen table deep in thought using your supreme mechanical technological and artistic abilities to create a masterpiece while your kid has long since abandoned their glue station to watch cartoons?
I spent an hour gluing on turkey feathers and used the super fluffy part of the feathers to make the turkey chest in perfect symmetrical patterns from white, brown, auburn, and tan feathers to form a scalloped effect. Okay, yeah, I let Emma do some gluing but with feathers it is a delicate procedure to make sure you isolate the glue on the spine of the feather as not to cause too much "glopping" of the glue.
I know, it's only first grade. Guess I'll need to open an account at Joann Fabrics and Crafts.
Oct 29, '02
I won first place at the 6th grade Science Fair last year.
But, seriously.....I do help my kids with projects. I try to guide them in the process as much as possible so that they learn. Nice to see that I'm not the only parent that does this
P.S. I voted for: "my kid is a genius. I sit back and watch in amazement.
Last edit by WashYaHands on Oct 29, '02