Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Chicken Scratch

Yesterday we received a note from my son's 2nd grade teacher. Apparently the students were to journal about what they would do if they were "stuck at home." The teacher's instructions apparently included that they could be silly. Here's what my son came up with...

What do you mean you can't read it?

Clearly though, it says the word 'fart', which, apparently, is inappropriate. So, um, does that mean the teacher is not concerned with the fact that my 2nd grader writes like a chicken?? And also cannot spell. Well, he can spell fart, Lego, and Wii. Yep, that's my chicken. I mean son.


  1. Wait - did the teacher write "is this appropriate?"? I mean, she asked for it, didn't she? The kid was just being honest. Did she mean was it appropriate to say in an essay, or is it ever appropriate to fart, or was she just questioning the choice of words (with "pass gas" being preferable)?

    Maybe she should be more specific.

  2. Ditch the comment verification thingie. Only Dooce needs it, and it adds an extra step to commenting.

    My, I'm feeling bossy today, aren't I?

  3. Too funny! I love it! I used to be a teacher and I would have laughed my butt off if the fart thing came across my desk!

    Most teachers are wonderful, but I think many of them don't realize that they're teaching CHILDREN!

  4. That's hysterical! I like his priorities and can't believe Miss L has issue with appropriateness. I thought she was young enough to go with it!

  5. blog-hopped over from Navel-Gazing. I am laughing so hard I have tears running down my face! Your son is hiLROUSly honest, and his teacher is uptight!