Thursday, December 11, 2008
Mad For Science
Picturing the Scientist
Last night my eldest son handed me a folder of papers to autograph. He had received his interim class grades. Thankfully he is doing well and I gave him the token "You can do better than this" on his 2 B's. (between you & me, he is doing much better than I did at his age).
Tucked between the progress reports were random papers and I found this gem (front pictured above & back- below). The assignment was to draw a picture of a scientist. As I started to read and chuckle, my 6th grader snatched the paper from my hands.Red-faced, he explained that this was not for a grade and was an in-class exercise.
Bad Parenting or Too Many Hours of Bad TV?
I waited until this morning to retrieve the "work of art" . I sure hope his science teacher has a sense of humor! My son's idea of a scientist is a Mad Scientist who works in a secret lair. His father is in prison for life and his mother is an abusive alcoholic. Our man of science is continually at work trying to take over the world.
I think we are going to have to cut back on late-night television and "Pinky and the Brain" cartoons.
Posted by Bad Momma at 4:46 AM