My kindergartner came home today with a stuffed animal, Curious George. The monkey has a whole backpack full of stuff--shoes, hats, a scarf, pajamas, a toothbrush, storybooks to read to him, and a picture book of all the places he's been. In other words, a shit ton of junk to keep track of. She's supposed to take care of Curious George. She's also supposed to take pictures of him for his travel book so she can tell about his adventures when he goes back to class, before he heads for another kid's home. Neat trick, since our printer is broken again.
So what I'm wondering is, in order to facilitate this, what the heck is she supposed to learn? What's the point of this? I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed because, on top of homework and the fundraiser she has to do, it's one more thing to bother with. But I'm willing to support it--I'm just kind of wondering what the angle might be. Haveany of your kids had a project like this?
Answer by girlwithC at 12:29 PM on Sep. 25, 2013
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Answer by 3libras at 7:15 PM on Sep. 24, 2013
Oh, and about the fund raising. Don't feel obligated to go door to door. Everybody's kids are selling the same stuff. I think they want you to pimp it all to friends and family and buy some stuff yourself. I was one of only about 7 that bought from DD's fundraisers in Kinder. Do what you are comfortable with. And if you want to support them but don't want to participate in fund raising and buying things you don't want or need, then offer a donation to the PTA / PTO. They won't turn you down.
Answer by QuinnMae at 7:22 PM on Sep. 24, 2013