First up was Eldest' task to make an edible cell--entirely edible. Ah chocolate frosting nuclei, jello as cytoplasm, sprinkles ribosomes, and licorice Googli bodies:
Then came Li'l Man's geometric shapes homework. He made some pretty fantastical shapes all by himself:
While both projects charmed the boys, there seems to be a theme of late of bribing the kids with sweets to hold their interest.
Did I mention in the same Science class, Eldest replicated the earth's crust with PB & J with candy and marshmallows last trimester?
And that his Language Arts class has a teacher-directed basketball pool with candy reward for every won match up?
Or that everyone school wide receives a root beer float at school for making it on the honor roll at lunchtime? Every trimester?
Or that the bus driver frequently gives out candy for good-behavior.
Speaking of honor roll, Eldest rocked his grades this trimester-- 3 A's and 3 A-'s. He mentioned hopefully that his friends were getting money, treats/desserts,and/or gifts for their report card.
This really irritated me. I asked him why? What ever happened to pride in accomplishment? He went from a great trimester last time to outstanding. Why not be happy with that?! Aren't the A's the reward?!