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RudolphLovesoftplay Fri 15-Feb-13 07:55:55

My DS broke up from school last Friday and brought home some homework. He has to fill a takeaway style tub with non perishable objects beginning with "O". I have had a total mind blank all week. He is back on Monday and this blardy box needs filling. HELP, I need some mumsnet inspiration smile

Since he is only 3, they are probably looking for the sound 'o', not the letter 'o'. So yes to orange crayon, octonaught and olive, no to onions and oil.

LeeCoakley Fri 15-Feb-13 21:20:06

But filling a box with pictures you're going to need hundreds! grin

Sokmonsta Fri 15-Feb-13 21:16:33

My niece's preschool did something similar as a sponsored activity. Thankfully we only had to jam as many specific coloured objects in as possible. After the first one we got much more devious better. Pictures sounds like a great idea.

TravelinColour Fri 15-Feb-13 17:56:52

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ChristmasJubilee Fri 15-Feb-13 16:16:33

Opal fruits, are they non perishable? I can't believe they have homework at 3!

mrz Fri 15-Feb-13 15:31:14

Is there some point to this stupid homework?

GirlOutNumbered Fri 15-Feb-13 08:34:46

In would object too, he's got enough us of homework to come. Can't he just do some playing!

Lego blocks are oblong.

CelticPromise Fri 15-Feb-13 08:33:02

Homework from pre school???shock I've never heard of such a thing. DS doesn't get any, think I'd object if he did.

olive stone
order form

BalloonSlayer Fri 15-Feb-13 08:27:23

Toy bus - Omnibus
Oliver the Engine from Thomas the Tank Engine
Orangutang - Pic of King Louie from Jungle Book
Oxo cube
Olympic souvenir

Littleturkish Fri 15-Feb-13 08:26:38

Ah as he is just three, I'll give you a hand ;)

Picture of the OCEAN
OAK leaf
Bottle of OIL
Chinese/Japanese patterns ORIENTAL
an OAR

Does that help?!

adeucalione Fri 15-Feb-13 08:26:35

Oh sorry, see that you're sorted.

adeucalione Fri 15-Feb-13 08:25:58

Star Wars figure of Obi Wan Kenobi

Tin of oxtail soup


RudolphLovesoftplay Fri 15-Feb-13 08:25:19

Yeh, homework from preschool. He is 4 soon, is this not normal? He had to make a Christmas collage over the last school holidays.

RudolphLovesoftplay Fri 15-Feb-13 08:24:16

Mummydolt, that it brilliant!! I don't care if he isn't supposed to have photos, that is what I am doing smile thank you!! Genius <grovel grovel, forever in your debt etc etc>

Thanks everyone, you're lifesavers smile

adeucalione Fri 15-Feb-13 08:23:44

anything 'oval'

perhaps not an item of 'opal' jewellery...

Chopsypie Fri 15-Feb-13 08:22:39

Or get him to draw various O things and put the pictures in?

adeucalione Fri 15-Feb-13 08:22:37

simple paper 'origami' shape?

BewitchedBotheredandBewildered Fri 15-Feb-13 08:22:26

oak leaves
orbs ( anything ball-shaped)
opener (as in bottle or can)

GirlOutNumbered Fri 15-Feb-13 08:21:53

He is 3 and has homework?

Chopsypie Fri 15-Feb-13 08:21:53


BrigitBigKnickers Fri 15-Feb-13 08:21:21

Homework... for a three year old... sad

MummyDoIt Fri 15-Feb-13 08:21:11

Could you get away with pictures of things? That would give you a lot more scope, eg oak tree, octopus, plus all the perishables already suggested.

adeucalione Fri 15-Feb-13 08:21:03

toy owl, otter or orang utan?

adeucalione Fri 15-Feb-13 08:18:53

leaflet for 'opticians'?

ItsOkayItsJustMyBreath Fri 15-Feb-13 08:15:54

Change his name to Oliver and let him wear it?


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