To color or not to color.
That is the question.
Every Friday, Sydney gets a half dozen worksheets sent home from kindergarten. The worksheets are her homework. There are letters to identify and write, words to try and read, plus math exercises to tackle.
We have until Wednesday to turn in the finished homework, but Sydney and I choose to knock ‘em out in an hour after school each Friday.
Except last Friday she found the instructions to color every one of her six worksheets a bit, well, stupid. I have to agree. I know she’s in the prime of her life for mastering her fine motor skills, but honestly, color EVERY worksheet?
So Sydney refused to color the sixth and final worksheet last week. We did complete the literacy exercises on it, she just chose not to color the pictures.
I wrote “Sydney doesn’t want to color this page” on the worksheet.
Sydney needs to follow directions?
How about we reward Sydney for thinking for herself and realizing that coloring five out of six pages is sufficient enough to develop her fine motor skills? How about we recognize Sydney’s hard work on completing the exercises on the worksheets rather than coloring them? How about we remember this is Kindergarten?
I know, I know. I’m a bit insane over a silly coloring page.
Is this why people home school?!