Friday, November 28, 2008

Freedom!

Angus came home with her usual pile of papers for me to review from school. As I was sorting through them all, I came up on the page below. She was supposed to describe 5 things all living things need. Check out number 4:


I especially like her drawings on the bottom. Little caterpillars breathing air, eating food and drinking water. One caterpillar sits nicely in its home while another flees for freedom, a little smile on its face. Her teacher is a good sport and gave her a smiley face in the middle but I may have to appeal her decision in marking freedom incorrect. I think it is an excellent answer.

29 comments:

JaneyV said...

And if you look closely you'll see it's wearing a stripe of blue paint on its face and a kilt.
"Freeeeeeedoooooom!"

I think it's an excellent suggestion!

Stephen Parrish said...

I think it's an excellent answer too.

Hélène Boudreau said...

That's AWESOME. Love the drawings!

Smittenly Written said...

So perfect Ello...and just more proof that you and Da' Man are doing a good job. :)

PS - I'm still rolling in laughter over the kittens. ;)

Aerin said...

I'm sure Mrs. Angus' Teacher is a good teacher, but unless it's a science class and they're supposed to regurgitate the five things, I'm disappointed she marked "freedom" wrong.

Jeanie W said...

Your child is brilliant.

March to the Sea said...

hahaha..awesome. PETA look out!

Anonymous said...

Sure, it's cute now, but wait until she's older and explaining that we need to buy her a car because so she may fulfill her "freedom" needs followed by a "Can I have some money to cover my food and water needs too?"

Da' Man

Charles Gramlich said...

Freedom is a good choice. And so rare.

spyscribbler said...

I think it's the BEST choice, the best answer of them all. Without a single doubt.

Mary Witzl said...

I'm with you on that, Ello -- I'd have marked it correct. And I am now infamous for being a tough, mean, bitch of a teacher...

Melissa Marsh said...

It's a PERFECT answer!

Conduit said...

As long as Angus was referring to the state of being freedom, as opposed to the George Michael song Freedom, I've got to side with you on this one too.

Merry Monteleone said...

Tell Angus I love her.

I consider that a perfect answer in need of a cookie or treat of her choice.

Kim Kasch said...

A little Patrick Henry, "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!"

She could argue that point, like a lawyer ;-)

laughingwolf said...

freedom is a CRITICAL answer, and angus should get FULL marks for including that!

grats on the neat drawings, too, young lady :D

Lana Gramlich said...

I agree...A brilliant answer. Certainly not wrong.

McKoala said...

Seconding Janey, obviously.

However, I'd like to point out to Angus the importance of wine and chocolate.

J. L. Krueger said...

I concur that "freedom" should be accepted as a correct answer. Otherwise life ain't worth living.

ChrisEldin said...

I would've given her extra credit for that one! Very nice!
:-)

Patti said...

oh man, i hope that's not a harbinger of what is to come. no freedom for you!

moonrat said...

wow. speechless.

cindy said...

awwww! she's so smart!! and creative!!!

Realmcovet said...

That's a great answer. I would've pencilled in something like "chocolate" or "Penn Station". But I think "freedom" takes the cake. :)

Travis Erwin said...

Great answer.

Whirlochre said...

The answer is almost as good as the response to it is bad. I can't believe this has been crossed out.

Sarah Hina said...

Your girls...just wow.

She's thinking, and valuing, beyond her years.

fairyhedgehog said...

It's a pity she's brighter than her teacher is.

Well, no, actually. It's good that she's brighter than her teacher is.

pjd said...

I'm surprised she didn't put "Christmas presents."

Still, she totally rocks for saying "freedom." Look out when she's a teenager.