I don't really know what they were talking about when they told us at kindergarten orientation that they really don't give kindergarteners homework. Is that something they tell us because they know we're scared they'll be pushing our precious little children too hard? Do they know the whole idea of kindergarten is overwhelming to parents who haven't been there before and they figure the thought of homework just might kill us? It might, I suppose.
Last week, Smunch got his first two homework assignments. And they were definitely homework. I learned a lot from the first one though. He was supposed to go through magazines, papers, etc. find words he could "read" and cut them out and paste them. Considering that Smunch truly cannot read, he really does recognize a wide variety of words, especially when you add logos or a particular font to the letters.