Kindergartners Learn To Spell 'Gun', 'Rob' With Controversial Homework

MeMe - Raises Her Hand (-_-) (Mommy Of A Toddler And Teen) - posted on 02/13/2012 ( 14 moms have responded )

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http://www.wpix.com/news/wpix-kindergart...,0,2408931.story



QUEENS, NY (PIX11)— Takiema Reynold's five-year-old daughter sits at her homework table each night inside her Flushing, Queens home to pen her phonics assignments.



"She's learning how to spell play, park and school and stuff like that," said Reynolds.



But on Tuesday, she did a double-take when her kindergartener handed her an assignment from PS 201. The words 'gun' and 'rob' appeared on the sheet.





I for one think this woman is a little insane. What is she trying to protect her from? Seriously they are words and they are prevalant in today's society. I am unsure of how a child would be affected by learning a word of "gun" and "Rob". In Kindergarten they are typically 5 to 6 years of age, IMO they need to start understanding the seriousness of these two words.



Did this mom go overboard or is it something you would be upset over as well?

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Tara - posted on 02/15/2012

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well was it a fill in the blanks worksheet? something like

"when Bob ran out of crack he took his ______ to the liquor store to ______ it."

Then I would have a problem, just the words in a list of similar sounding words? Meh... they are just words.

Tam - posted on 02/14/2012

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She overreacted. My kids knew what guns were before they even hit school age. They also know firearm safety rules in a general sense. And it's more or less a staple of cartoons to have a 'bad guy' rob a bank. Batman, anyone?

Becky - posted on 02/14/2012

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Well, Rob is a name... And they are both 3 letter words, so easy to spell and read. And I'd be pretty shocked to come across a kindergarten student who didn't already know the meaning of both words, so I'm not sure what her problem is. Does she really shelter her child that much that this is her first exposure to the words gun and rob?

Firebird - posted on 02/13/2012

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I could spell gun and rob when I was in kindergarten. Hell, there were 2 kids in my class named Rob.

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Merry - posted on 02/15/2012

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Now had the list been

Hunt

Runt

Cunt

Punt.....

Then I'd be pissed.



Gun and rob are words they hear in casual talk.

Derogatory words or swears I'd be upset about.

Amanda - posted on 02/15/2012

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I wouldnt be upset, because she prob forgot to tell the repoter that not only was gun on the page but fun, run, bun, were also on the homework. Some parents have way to much free time on their hands I think.

Tracey - posted on 02/15/2012

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We have a list of the 100 most commonly used words and teach the kids starting with the easiest like cat & dog.

Deborah - posted on 02/13/2012

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Stupid. It's a freaking word. Not knowing its definition or how to spell it is not going to prevent anything. The topic is actually VERY important. Guns are Dangerous is definitely a relevant and IMPORTANT lesson for a child to learn.



Learning what the word "rob" means also teaches them about stealing, which is another bad thing to do which children need to learn....



Next they're going to start complaining about 'girl' and 'boy' because it indicates the difference between the sexes....



That poor principal.

Merry - posted on 02/13/2012

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Eh. I wouldn't mind. Rob could be a proper name anyways and every kid knows what a squirt gun is :)

Stifler's - posted on 02/13/2012

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I wouldn't be upset about this. Kids will learn those words from watching the news. They are also obscenely easy to spell.

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