One is the cylinder assignment (for obvious reasons).
The other is the date assignment.
At the beginning of each year, I review the calendar with the kids. We talk about what a date is, a day, a week, a month, etc.
Following that assignment, their homework is to go home and talk to their parents about the definition of a date.
Part of the homework is to complete this sentence:
Date means ____________.
This is one of my favorite assignments because you learn quickly, which parents help their children with their homework. And by 'help', I mean 'do' their homework for them.
Here are a couple examples. Tell me if you can actually see a 1st grader saying this:
- Date means ... a specific twenty-four hour period, usually expressed as month and day, or month, day and year.
- Date means ... the number that helps you tell the difference between this day and every other day
- Date means ... hanging out with Dad.
- Date means ... two people, or a mom or a dad get together and go to dinner.
Can't wait for the cylinders!