This week, Trevor came home with the classic Thanksgiving homework assignment called "I Am Not a Turkey." His job was to disguise a turkey as something else so that the turkey can avoid becoming dinner. I know some parents dread them, but I LOVE creative assignments like this. In fact, I loved the assignment so much that I couldn't resist playing along while Trevor did his.
I got out our markers, crayons, paper scraps, googly eyes, and a bunch of other stuff and we got right to work. So much fun! I knew right away how I'd disguise my turkey. "I am not a turkey... I'm Mickey Mouse!"
Trevor insisted that anyone would know that mine was a turkey and not Mickey Mouse. He was far more thorough in disguising his own turkey as a space alien (right down to the nametag that says "Space Alien"). I love all the eyeballs.
What's your opinion about creative homework, either as a parent or when you were a kid? Love it, hate it, or somewhere in between?
OMYGOSH!!! I just loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee his!!!!!!! Totally a space alien and NOT a turkey!!! And Mom... I think I might see a turkey with yours! LOL!! *wink* :)ReplyDelete
Too funny! Trevor's comment about your turkey cracks me up. Awesome!ReplyDelete
Funny thing, even though I am a scrapbooker, I hate creative homework!! Weird huh?ReplyDelete
My husband and I have a deal in the house:
I help w/ daily homework and he helps w/ projects. It works because he hates daily homework! He is very creative himself, and has a great time helping the kids out w/ their projects...and he's good at not doing the work for them...like some parents.
Love your turkeys!!!
Especially Trevor's! I think it's hilarious that he actually gave the turkey a name tag that says "Space Alien" just to make sure we definitely know he is NOT a turkey! :0)
Well . . . Since I hope educated at that age. I was the one giving out the creative homework. lol I must admit, there were no assignments quite like this. I think your son rocked this assignement though with his fabulous space alien disguise!! ~ Blessings, TraceyReplyDelete