A previous Feel Good Friday on October 21, 2011 showed a child’s homework assignment whose meaning could have been grossly misconstrued. Unfortunately it was fake, an urban legend. However, this one I know is not fake. Why? Because it is my own schoolwork done sometime late 1st grade to early 2nd grade.
The in class assignment was to write an essay. I probably started with the title “Mr. Long Visits the Moon” and changed it to “What I Hate About The Class Room”. A translation of my poor 7 year old spelling:
I hate arithmetic because we have too many problems.
I hate to be hollered at because it hurts my ears.
I hate to do morning work because it makes me hot.
I hate spelling because it makes me hot.
The drawing is three separate vignettes of me (although why I drew myself with black and red hair is a mystery) illustrating the text above it in what was an attempt to be funny. I find it very amusing that I depict myself growling and cursing under my breath. And I am not too thrilled to be pestered by a fellow student for a pencil. And look at the sweat just flying off of me. I have very pleasant memories of first grade and my teacher…honest, I do!