Monday, November 27, 2006

Miscommunication #2

It turns out that miscommunication doesn't just happen as adults at home. . .it seems to begin in the school years:

"Thanksgiving" by Hatfield
Grade 2
"Non-Fi" [meaning non-fiction]

Chapter 1
Pilgrims and the Mayflower
The Pilgrims drank beer because the water was not safe for them to drink. Their [sp] were two ships called the Mayflower and the Speed well. Boys under seven had to wear dresses. The Speed well had a leak. All the people on the Speed well had to go on the Mayflower.

Chapter 2
Squant and the Indians
Squanto sang songs and the Pilgrims didn't know what it was. Squanto was a slave twice with other Indians. Indians have no underwere [sp] in that time. Squanto taught the Pilgrims lots of stuff. Squanto got to know the Pilgrims and the Pilgrims got to know Squanto and the Indians. Squanto knew the Pilgrims were Christians. Squanto knew how to speak English.

Chapter 3
Harvest Festival
The woman and the children did most of the cooking. The people could eat as much as they wanted too [sp]. The children had to serve the people. Squanto brought ninety Indians. The Indians brought five deer."

We are perhaps wondering if our Catholic school has not updated their history books since Vatican 2. But no matter, we still think our daughter is brilliant. While the other less-gifted children wrote measly 4 sentence essays, Miss Hatfield wrote a Multi-Chapter Essay! However, maybe we should consider homeschooling after all. . .

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