Friday, July 20, 2007

Lovin' Friday

I enjoy Friday's.

It's the day I clean everything. The day I work the hardest. The day I anticipate the weekend, when I can relax in my clean house.

I also enjoy Friday's because it means I don't have to pack a school lunch for two whole days! Yay!

Have I mentioned I like Fridays?

This week I have learned that I would fail miserably at that game show: Are You Smarter Than a Fourth Grader?

Because the answer is: No. I am not. At this point I am not sure why I was promoted to 5th grade.

The Boy, a fourth grader, came home yesterday with an assignment. The homework this week has been pleasantly light. I know that next week will be a different ball game so I am enjoying the easy start. But anyway, the assignment... He was to write down five or more examples of expository books. Five or more? Scrolling through my mind I tried to remember.

Expository, I think the dictionary is expository.......Hmmm, and maybe the Thesaurus. Wait, what is expository again? Yes. Yes! Expository! Yes, definitely the dictionary and the thesaurus.

Silence...get a snack...thinking is really a lot of work, I feel hungry. OK think some more.


There are more expository books than the dictionary and the thesaurus?

Hmmm...I say out loud, feeling very grateful that the internet is always just a click away.

Meanwhile, The Boy knew exactly what different types of written word would be considered expository, and he has his list completely written down and in his homework folder before I can load up the links.

His list?

The phone book

A newspaper.

The Dictionary.

The Thesaurus.

An encyclopedia.

And one other thing, that for the life of me I cannot remember while sitting right here in front of this computer...

So you see, I would not win the 4th Grader game. Because I am not as smart as a 4th grader.

But I love Friday's and I am learning!

Have a terrific weekend!

La Vida Dulce!


Anonymous said...

If it makes you feel any better, I only got 3 of the 5. Pathetic! By the way, the show is actually called Are you smarter then a 5th grader, which doesn't really change anything for us 'cause if we aren't even smarter then a 4th grader...

P.S. I like Fridays too but in the summer I forget what days are which. Can't wait for school to start so I can at least know my days of the week and could play in the Are you smarter then a preschooler game show.

Anonymous said...

Man, I hate it when my children's homework makes me feel dumb! It is in those moments that I remember why I don't homeschool :) Of course, if I homeschooled, maybe I would become smarter...? K2 (the real one!)
K1 gets so jealous of me that she just wishes that she were me. (Is that grammatically correct?)