First of all, I do not even understand what this assignment is teaching kids…and secondly it is 2017, I feel a new assignment should be made.
Kids were asked to fill in the blanks of a story but using a list of words from the side. The issue is, the story is about a girl named Lisa who is upset her Mom is going back to work. She’s upset her Mom is rushing to get to work in the morning, that her Dad makes breakfast and it isn’t good and that she has to wash her own dishes. In the end she felt “fine” with Mom going back to work because her Mom left work early.
After Lynne saw this assignment, she made some “edits” to it…and they are perfect!
Of course, there were many haters towards this woman. The point is, the assignment is reinforcing the fact that a Mom’s sole purpose is to be at home, and that a Dad can’t cook or do anything right. In the re-write, the Dad is staying home and taking care of the household while the Mom goes to work – and equal partnership. She is not saying being a Stay – at -home Mom is not realistic, but showing her child that families work in different ways. Some Moms stay home, some dads stay home, both parents can work, and it is OK, it will work.