Friday, April 1, 2011

Was that a prank I pulled?

So April 1. It's a prank filled day here, one that would not be complete without making up a rather annoying word-search online for my first grader, filling it with tons of letters, and then setting the following directions at the top, which I know she can read.

“Read the directions before you do anything. Write your name and the date at the top of the paper. Read the list of words. Circle any ten individual letters that you want to in the puzzle. Turn over the paper and draw a picture of something you like.”

Now am I being mean to my homeschooled child? I don't know, after all I had this one pulled on me several times in several forms in school – all the way from Elementary to Post Secondary.

This is actually a critical lesson for your first grader to learn, however, and will be helpful later in life too. It decreases the chance of getting yelled at for not reading the fricking manual on a piece of electronics.

Moving on to your growing plants, how are they doing? The Tomato Seedlings won't be big enough to transplant yet, but soon, and you will likely want to find a bigger planter for them before moving them into your upside down planter. Please be careful to minimize shock to them while you do it, as they don't like April Fools as much as other beings on this planet may...

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