Since they are in KINDERGARTEN, homework requires my supervision. I don't always have time to sit down separately with them so I work with both of them at the same time. This drives me nuts. There is a lot of "why is she ahead of me" or "she stole the glue" or "she's doing it wrong." Not to mention that Gloppy wants to do homework too. So I have to photocopy their work sheets so that he can scribble on them. Homework is not my favorite time of day.
But tonight was actually kind of fun. Everyone was in a good mood and Gloppy was at my in-laws so I could focus on the Princesses. Today at school they had a presentation from a group called Wildcare. Apparently they learned about different kinds of animals and taxidermy. Taxidermy? OK. Part of their homework tonight was to write and illustrate what they learned. Princess Lolly learned that "turtles can't take off their shells." Very nice. Here is her "rainbow turtle."
Princess Frostine was beyond excited about her illustration. There were no live animals at this presentation, so I am not sure where this came from, but take a look.
In case you can't read that, it says "the bird peed on his feet." It was all I could do not to laugh. She described the bird in detail the whole way home from school, so I was anxious to see her rendition. I'm not sure if it's supposed to be a vulture or some type of exotic bird. She was so proud.
When I pulled out their second sheet of homework, I thought there must be some mistake. Here's what my KINDERGARTNERS had to do.
Seriously? Subtraction with numbers greater than ten?! I can't even do some of these without using my fingers. I'm going to have a really hard time with homework when they get to first grade.