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?