Once her tummy was full, SS tackled some of her homework.
There was cutting, pasting, and arranging. SS smeared glue all over, but we didn't care, all we had to do was throw the cover away.
More pasting and arranging.
Although trying to find non food items was inconvenient, once we had our items we had a great time working together. But it really bothered us that food items were not acceptable. We would understand peanuts (allergies), perishable food, and even candy (ants). SS attends a Title I school, and that means that the majority of the families are low income. SS's project cost about $20 (go Dollar store), no big deal with only one child. But there are many families with more than one child in elementary school. I ran into one of the class mothers at the store today, she has two kids, and was in shock that they could not use dry pasta, rice and beans. For that family that is a minimum of $40, on a silly school project. Now consider a family with multiple children, who also need to purchase diapers and formula. It's just incredibly short sighted not to think about the majority of your students. E's mother and I were discussing this today, and she reminded me that Mrs. VP does not have children, and is a dual income couple. We are aware that her husband is a successful contractor. P joked than when you drive a Mercedes you are not particularly concerned about the financial circumstances of those around you. He might be right on the money (OK, pun intended), but I just can't imagine not taking in consideration the lives of the children I work and have work with for fourteen years. Another thank you to Mami and Papi for making me aware. This parenting thing was a heck of a lot more fun before formal school entered our lives.
P is going to have to take SS to school tomorrow. It's going to take a few days to get off my high horse.