Monday, October 08, 2007

Whose Homework?


This must be a rite of passage, right? The first experience with a school "homework" assignment that ends up really being homework for the parent(s)? No, seriously, it was fun, took less than ten minutes, and is a really sweet idea: for Julia's nursery school, each family was asked to make, with their preschooler, an "All About Me" page--with suggested inclusions but free range to design it however they wish--for the "Class Book." Then each child gets a turn taking the binder home overnight to learn more about their classmates, and at the end of the year, each child gets his/her own page back to keep.

(There was a back side too, where we pasted a family photograph and added some other stickers and notes--favorite books, favorite song, etc.--but I didn't photograph that part.)

5 comments:

Nonna said...

Preschool homework!! Good job you did!! I still have Adrien's "All About Me" poster here!

donna said...

You did a nice job. It's a nice idea to have the families take home the book. My son's school does their 'about me's' on the wall in the classroom.

BTW, I wish you took a picture of the backside, too!

Shan said...

Sorry! I was in a hurry and didn't think of it--the front side was prettier. ;) Now the page is turned in, so alas. But I'm excited to see all the other kids' pages and get to know the families better.

donna said...

You should take a picture of the backside when the book comes back. That way, you have a picture of it for posterity.

Oh wait, you get the keep your page at the end of the year. Oh well.

Shan said...

Yeah, we do--but Christopher wanted to scan both sides just in case something happened to the paper sheet. I told him that probably wasn't necessary....