Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Are You Smarter Than a First Grader?

I'm a little nervous that I won't be able to help Kylie with her homework once she's in highschool, but I never thought I would struggle with her first grade homework! Maybe it's just me, but see if you can find the predicate in these sentences ("the predicate tells what the naming part does"):

1. Sam and I play ball together.
2. Dogs run fast.
3. This is a good book about dogs.
4. I read for a while.
5. We are good pals.

Most of them were easy, but I'll be the first to admit that #3 gave me a run for my money. (Maybe it's a good thing after all that I didn't end up teaching after graduation and becoming an educator for the future generation.)


marcee said...

Yep- #3 had me stumped, too. And I always felt like I was good at grammar!

Amber! said...

Yup, education is different than I remember. I agree, I don't know if I will be able to help my first grader!!!

Chelsea said...

yikes, I am in trouble. I was lost after #2.


Ok, its killing me! give me the answer key! My poor children.

Janessa said...

I'm glad you defined predicate. I was struggling to remember what it even meant. They way they teach kids to do things (especially math) is so different then the way we were taught. I know how to multiply and divide but I don't know how to find the answer they way my kids are being taught to do it. Does that make sense? Good luck! I think I'm going to have to turn them over to Ricky for homework help.

Jodee said...

yeesh, I'm in for it! I didn't even remember what predicate meant!

Pays said...

I'm just glad that Duncan isn't there yet!! I have a couple of years to brush up on things!!!!

Michelle Y. said...

I've had to call my dad that is a high school math teacher to help me with some of Trevor's math homework and he is only in 2nd grade.