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what do you think of this summer homework

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blondehelen Mon 15-Aug-05 18:34:58

My dd was sent home with a letter as follows.

As of Sept 05 your childs class will be named yr 2 Abrahams. Carl Abrahams was a self taoght Jamaican artist and was born in 1911. Please help your child to carry out research about this artist.
The letter then goes on to give a website. Then says please allow your child to draw their own version of one of his painting and a few sentences of what they think he is trying to portray.

Sorry if too long, but I am thinking this is a bit much to expect as dd is 6.
and also if anyone knows anything about this artist please let me know.(never heard of him )

blondehelen Mon 15-Aug-05 18:41:51

can anyone help me!!

compo Mon 15-Aug-05 18:42:51

have you tried googling him?

soapbox Mon 15-Aug-05 18:44:00

Well I suppose it beats another dreaded holiday diary!

I don't think it sounds that bad, particularly if you have the website. Why not print out some pages and read them through together and get her to draw a picture adn write a few words. Should be able to do that in less than an hour which is fine????

Distel Mon 15-Aug-05 18:44:00

Well it does seem like a lot for a 6 yr old, but don't really know what to say to help. Have never heared of the artist either (what a lot of help I am), but I would consider it far to much for ds (nearly 6).

tortoiseshell Mon 15-Aug-05 18:45:03

I wonder if this is really to get your child using the internet for something they won't know about anyway. If you look up Carl Abrahams on google image it gives a few pictures which I would have thought a 6 year old could have a go at - see if I can find one to link to! look here

jampots Mon 15-Aug-05 18:46:11

sounds like nice homework to me

blondehelen Mon 15-Aug-05 18:46:16

googling him just bring up his obituary which generally says the same as everything else. Maybe just need to keep it simple!

blondehelen Mon 15-Aug-05 18:47:52

Jampots, if you could do it and cat it over to me please

blondehelen Mon 15-Aug-05 18:51:50

thanks tortoiseshell. Didn't think to look on images (doh). oh well blonde by name, blonde by nature!! anyway must go and cook tea, and dd wants to go on computer. Not to look up her artist though!!

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