Teachers that expect huge-ass projects to be done by kids and in turn ends up being a "Parent Project."
Look at that thrilled face.
Believe me. I'm all for being involved in my kids projects and helping out here and there. Need help with sentence structure? No problem. Need some felt to glue to your art board? You bet. Need to rent a video about World War II history. Done.
This project is called "Living Museum." It really is a neat project. Um.....if you are 15 years old (not 10). Kids are expected to study a person in history IN DEPTH and learn everything about them, write, type and memorize a five minute speech as if they were that person. Then they are to dress up like this person and have props and boards and posters and plants and framed pictures and....and....and.....They work on it for months.
Then the kids (PARENTS) set up this monstrosity in the gym and students and parents peruse throughout the day and listen to the speeches.
Leroy cried for 2 days before his presentation. His stomach hurt and he was absolutely miserable poor little guy. Not to mention OUR stress as parents.
It's over now.....
Until Izzy hits 5th grade. I may have him start it now. First grade's not too soon to start is it?