I’m not one to say that kids should suffer in school, but there’s a limit to how much pleasure they should be given outside of recess.
Case in point: I saw a homework assignment that was developed and presumably promoted by an educational company or nonprofit, not by a teacher who might be incompetent. (Calm down. I’m not calling teachers incompetent. It’s just that some bad seeds get through the cracks and stick around forever.)
Because the assignment was surely copyrighted, I didn’t make a copy to show you. However, I did find a nifty website that allowed me to create a comparable activity. And so without further ado, here it is. Let me know how much you think the kids are learning from this because, after all, fun is always educational.
Can you find all 12 words and figure out the overall theme? I’m making it harder by not telling you the words in advance. That way, the surprise will make this entire exercise even more enjoyable, just as it should be. I’ll cut the sarcasm now, I promise.