My son is in 3rd Grade and has to do a monthly report on a variety of topics.
The month of February was Black History Month, so they did reports about Famous Black people. Well this month it's Famous Women in History.
My son selected a woman by the name of Caroline Herschel.
I'm not very familiar with Caroline Herschel so I did what any parent would do and googled it.
Now imagine that my son has to stand-up in front of his class and do a presentation of his report about Caroline Herschel.
My son's opening line to his report was:
"My report is about Caroline Herschel who was famous for discovering Uranus."
I almost fell out of my chair!!!
Now my son is pretty young and niave and really doesn't know what is so funny...so he'll probably believe that his classmates will be laughing at him as oppose to laughing at what he said.
I felt it was my duty (don't laugh) to convince my son to do his report on someone else.
Don't these teacher's know what is going to happen when they throw out something like this?! My god, did they forget what it was like to be a kid?!
I was there to save my child...I hope this helps other parents on this board avoid having their child scarred for life.
P.S. This is a TRUE story