Sigh, when your 8th and 12th grader are assigned the same book
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|Tue, 08-13-2013 - 3:01pm|
DD 16 is on her 2nd day of senior year and already disappointed with English. She's been assigned "The Hobbit" which is required reading for 8th graders in our local district. Basically, she did this when she was 12. My current 12 year old read it this summer and will be doing a unit on it later in the year.
DD spent last night putting together a proposal for an alternative project on the same study but with different material and proposing it to her teacher today. She's hoping the teacher will accept it as a replacement but is willing to do the extra work as a supplement if her teacher is willing to at least give her input on her finished work. Just sort of a bummer way to start the year.
UPDATE: DD got a quick response. She is being allowed to do her own designed alternative in replacement. It's not ideal. It's frustrating. I feel for any other kids who have done "The Hobbit" before but at least DD won't have the repetition.