Thursday, June 13, 2013
"Draw a line to match each baby to its parent."
So at first, I rolled my eyes, sighed, and then thought about the note I should send to the teacher.
Then I thought, it's the last day of school. What's the point of sending a note?
And then I decided I was being oversensitive.
But now I'm fired up again about it.
What is the point of this worksheet?
Yes, typically a "cub" matches a "lion." They are the same species.
But what is the lesson in all of this? That kids and parents always match? Need to match?
What if my kid had drawn a line from the chick to the wolf? Would it have been marked wrong?
Even in the animal world, there are some fantastic stories of adoption that take place from animals who do not "match." One of our favorites is Little Pink Pup.
So, parents, would this worksheet bother you? What do you think it says about adoption, if anything?