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I just remembered that tomorrow is show and tell.  The way it works is they assign a letter, and the child is supposed to bring in an item that begins with that letter.  Here's the kicker - it can't be a toy.  I get that - it would be horribly disruptive.

This week's letter is "x."

I think that's just a teacher being mean.

We have a toy xylophone, but it's a toy.  What the hell else is there?

Seriously?  X?  The only things the internet is coming up with is "xylophone," "x-rays," and "x-men."




Dec. 23rd, 2011 09:45 pm (UTC)
You could try sending a picture of an Arctic fork-tailed gull (an xeme). Would that be good enough? She can just say it's a bird. Or see if there's something else on this list: http://www.crosswordsolver.org/definition/X

Or send her in with a note telling the teacher that until he/she grows some common sense, your daughter will not be taking part in his/her assignments any longer.
Dec. 26th, 2011 01:47 am (UTC)
Well, I understand what they're getting at - it's part of them learning their letters. Some are going to be hard. I think "x" will turn out to be the worst of the batch.
Dec. 26th, 2011 09:26 pm (UTC)
But it's not hard for the kid, in this case...the kid doesn't do any of the work except to talk about the thing. The parent is the one who has to do the hard bit, and hopefully they already KNOW their letters. Plus you can't be making ANY exemptions on a letter like X. Toys are the only things little kids have, anyway, more or less, other than food and clothing.