A mom named Erica writes:
Dear Beloved Edublogstress,
Am I totally out of line here?
Eldest daughter just arrived home with her first recycling homework of 1st grade. She had to list which items we recycled, how we recycled them and what we do to protect the world.
At school, they all watched The Lorax today and each child was required to sign a contract pledging to take care of the earth.
I’m not entirely sure why I’m so ticked off, but does it strike you as odd that 1st graders are signing “contracts” about these matters?
Erica’s daughter told the teacher that President Bush’s Forest Restoration Act is a way that we protect the world. Way to flunk first grade, kid.
It all reminds me of Serial Mom in which the only inexcusable crime is the failure to recycle.