You can refresh your memory about this in my first Rage Against the Kindergarten Machine post. Basically, after 6 worksheets, Sydney didn’t want to color her kindergarten homework anymore and I didn’t think she needed to.
But obviously her kindergarten teacher thought she should!
Well, prepare yourselves.
Poor fine motor skills?
Here’s the story:
I noticed that Sydney colored this page in, say, an interesting manner.
My first thought: WOW! Somebody’s pissed.
But when I asked her calmly to tell me about it, she explained that she was drawing “background”. We chatted some more and I learned that the kids are learning about “background” techniques in their kindergarten art class, which is taught by an art teacher down the hall.
So she’s an artist!
We sent in her worksheet and I almost died when it came back. But I’ve got thick skin now. And I realize Sydney is a misunderstood artist whose teacher doesn’t “get” background.
Now, before all of you ask for the school address to write letters in Sydney’s defense and ask for the head of her teacher, let me just tell you that her teacher is the sweetest, most perfect kindergarten teacher out there. She’s like if Buddy the Elf from the movie “Elf” was a kindergarten teacher.
So her question marks and frowny faces were born out of love for kindergarten. She just doesn’t want anyone to have a bad day in her class.
It’s all good.
By the way, when Sydney did see this worksheet and me taking a picture of it, she rolled her eyes and said, “I hate coloring.”