Wednesday, January 6, 2010

My Dirty Secret

I have to confess something- get it off my chest.
First of all, am I the only one out there who hates elementary school reading slips? I loathe having to fill out how many minutes my kid read EVERY SINGLE DAY. If my second grader is home sick, he gets TWO reading slips sent home, and they better BOTH be filled out or he has some terrible punishment like missed recess. If he reads for six hours one day, is he clear for the rest of the week? No. He's still expected to read 20 minutes every day, and I still have to sign the dang slip.
So what's my dirty little secret? (smirk) I cheat. I turn on the closed captioning on my TV and let my kid watch a movie. We just finished watching the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy! That's like- 10 hours, baby! They all read every word of dialogue, but they don't even register that it's reading. Mua ha ha ha!

6 comments:

Allison said...

Yes, super hate those things! But ours come out weekly and they just have to reach 100 min. total per week. We usually end up cramming it in on 3 of the 7 days and then I cheat and spread it out over the week so it LOOKS like they've been reading everyday. But closed captioning? Now THAT'S an idea!!

Tia Juana said...

I must be the devil incarnate because I thought for sure I was going to love your for saying that you just fill them out and say they did it, not knowing when or for how long but knowing that they read on enough of a regular basis to call it good - because that's what I do. I lie. I cheat. I steal. Sue me.

Michelle said...

Oh, you rebel!

Teachinfourth said...

I hate to do this to you, but that really isn't reading...wait, was the sound off on the TV? In that case, it totally works out after all!

However, not to worry, I won't share your dirty little secret...

Jenn said...

Haha!!!! I actually told Jonah's teacher flat out I wasn't doing it.

fivekidsandsomechocolate said...

This is why I swear
undying-neighborly devotion to you!