Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Lauren was doing a homework assignment which was to take a survey about tacos. The questions were clear enough, what kind of shell, hard or soft, flour or corn, do you like and what kind of meat, ground beef, shredded beef, chicken, pork, or none do you want on it and then there was a list of about fifteen common toppings and you were to check the ones you would put on the taco. After completing this section you needed to circle what age group you were in 4 to 9 years, 10 to 18, etc, etc and circle whether you are male or female. Everyone here, Mom, Dad, PCA`s, and siblings (even Allen and Paul) understood what Lauren wanted them to do and answered the questions easily, except for Hanna who had that I have no idea what this is all about, I do not know what tacos are look on her face. It is not like we do not eat tacos around here or anything.

I slowly explained that tacos are the meal where she eats cheese, lettuce, meat, and a taco shell and since she does not like any of her food mixed together she has all of the ingredients separate on her plate. We very slowly got her to answer the taco questions ant when we moved on to the what age are you she could not figure out which to choose because she did not see the number 12 anywhere on the page and I could not get it through to her that she was between 10 and 18 so by the time we got to determining if she was male or female I just told her to circle female.

Having her fill out this simple questionnaire was a clash between wanting to participate and not knowing how because she could not remember what tacos are, and add the concrete thinking in when it came to placing yourself into an age group when all the numbers are not there in front of you to choose from.

We are having enchiladas for dinner tonight. I am waiting for someone (likely Lauren or Jared) to suggest that theses are similar to tacos. Hanna will have no idea what they are talking about, sigh.

1 comment:

  1. Makes me so said thinking about all the concepts are kids just don't get.