“There are overtones and undertones to a word, and lateral echoes, too.” Knut Hamsun
I made an interesting and unhappy observation this weekend. My two little granddaughters stayed with me and that meant we had to work together on their homework.
When I asked the kindergartner about her homework, she groused and complained, saying that she hated homework. That really surprised me. Where did a kindergartner get that attitude?
(Later, when I worked with her second grader sister, I discovered that she had the same negative attitude about homework. Since the little one copies everything her older sister does, copying her attitude about homework was a foregone conclusion.)
So, what was this terrible homework? She had to read 12 short … Read the rest