I try to be diligent about going through J’s backpack every day after school, even on Fridays. I look through his folder to see what he did in ABA that day, empty the lunch box and ooh and aah over his artwork. Ninety nine percent of the time it is just paper in there. Yesterday, I pulled out this:
What the…? A slice of raw potato in a ziplock bag.
M: “Sweetie, what’s this?”
J: “A potato”
M: (stifling a giggle) “I figured that part out, do you know why it is in the bag?”
J: “It’s a potato.”
M: (stifling a deep sigh) “Did you do it with Ms Cindy or Ms Vivian?
J: ” uh, Ms Cindy?” (I punctuated correctly, he was asking if that was the right answer)
M: “Go play”
Two weeks ago it was “P” week in the preschool class, so I kind of figured it was Ms Cindy. I logged on to e-mail and found the old weekly lesson plan she gives us at the beginning of each week and sure enough, there it was “Science: moldy potato.” Ewwwwww!
And the days of finding scary science projects growing in his backpack have begun. Oh, what joy!
What’s the weirdest thing you have found in your child’s backpack? Or, what’s the weirdest thing you remember bringing home?
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