I just had to share, especially considering the curiously appropriate wrong answer my kid got on this one. I’m 37, I have an English degree and a law degree, and it took me some puzzling to figure out what they were after.
According to my 7yo, this assignment was given without any discussion of interesting or detailed word choice in writing, either as an instruction for the homework or generally in class. Ironically, if the drafters of the worksheet had used a more detailed word than “best” in the instructions, it would have been much clearer!
This is the same teacher who last semester sent home a homework assignment that had to be done midweek: “Use this recipe to make gingerbread men!” I’m sure all the double-income households appreciated it even more than I did. And the recipe sucked - it had something like 25% the normal butter-and-sugar to flour ratio of standard recipes, and didn’t have an oven temperature or baking time.
Generally I think this teacher is pretty good, but she doesn’t have a great eye for detail, and it sometimes results in some consternation at home!
Got any good dumb assignments from your kids’ (or your) school?