Yesterday night as I was putting my son to bed, he was telling me what he does at school now that he’s finally installed in his class for the year. If you can take a 6 year old’s word for anything, all he does is watch television and builds stuff with straws. Which does nothing to inspire confidence in our public education system!
He also announced that during recess he is digging a hole under the fence to escape.
Me: What did you do at recess today? Did you go outside?
Son: Yes! We’re digging a hole to escape! I can fit my head in the hole now.
Me: Don’t you like school?
Me: Why do you want to escape? Where will you go?
Son: I’m going to dig a hole all the way to our back yard. I like to dig.
Me: You know that our house is locked and nobody is home all day, right?
Son: I already know that mom. Then I’m going to dig all the way to South America!
There you have it. A brief summary of grade one education in British Columbia, Canada… watching television, building with straw, digging holes.
Disclaimer: For those of you with no sense of humor – go away and don’t come back to my blog! Also, I know that there is more to grade one than this.