We received a note from our daughter’s speech therapist this afternoon telling us about a “comparing/classifying” activity on which they worked.
The therapist showed Captain Chaos three pictures. One was a picture of a cat, one was of a horse, and the last picture was of a kitten. “Which ones go together?” she asked.
“The cats,” my daughter replied.
“Why?” her therapist asked.
“Because I don’t like cats,” Captain Chaos responded.
The therapist showed three more pictures: a boy, a bird, and a bike. “Which ones go together?” she asked.
“The boy and the bike,” my daughter replied.
“Why?” the therapist asked.
“Because the boy let the bird out,” the Captain explained.
Near the bottom of the note the therapist explained that on this exercise the girl could earn 1 point for correctly telling which two pictures went together, and 1 point for correctly explaining why. She further stated that the Captain only got one “why” question correct because she correctly identified a pear and an apple as fruit, and ultimately earned a 50% on the exercise.
I’m not so sure.
Placing a cat and a kitten together in the category of “things I hate” seems like a logical answer to me.
And, who knows? Maybe the boy did let the bird out!