Is this cute and funny, or a slap in the face?
TRexingInAsda · 02/07/2015 19:13
Dd is 5, first year in school. Her new teacher for next year really kindly gave all the class a sunflower each, and asked them to take photos of it and see how it grows so the class can all talk about it in September.
The dog ate it. I caught her with it and took a photo - there was no rescuing it. If I send her in with that photo, will it be a cute funny thing to talk about with the class, or will the teacher think that's a bit of a slap in the face when she gave them all a gift and here's a picture of it being ruined?!
AIBU to send her in with a photo of the dog eating the plant?
Anon4Now2015 · 02/07/2015 19:16
Well I laughed!
Personally I'd get her another sunflower. Send the photo of the dog eating the original one in for the teacher to have a good chuckle, and some photos of sunflower no 2 so your DD doesn't feel left out when all the kids share their stories.
APlaceOnTheCouch · 02/07/2015 19:17
I'd buy your DD a replacement sunflower, similar size so she can take photos of it over the summer and participate in the activity making sure the dog can't reach this one
Then I'd send her in to school in September with all the photos including the shot of the first one being eaten. It is funny but means your DD isn't missing out if the sunflower journey is a big part of the curriculum at the start of term.
CakeNinja · 02/07/2015 19:18
I would plant a new one and send the photo in too.
No way would anyone of sound mind take that as a slap in the face. Not all seeds will grow, not everyone will water them, she won't be expecting 30 perfect sunflower photos anyway.
Id only replant so your ds doesn't feel left out when they talk about it.
TRexingInAsda · 02/07/2015 19:26
We have some other sunflowers left in the garden, as we planted some ourselves recently. We have lost a few already, they seem to be some sort of doggy crack, but we'll take photos of any that survive until flowering probably will just buy a flowered one in September.
downgraded · 02/07/2015 20:21
Totally take the picture in.
We did this in class too. Loads of the kids didn't water the seeds and they died. So they didn't do their plant diaries, or take pictures, or bring in the dead plant.
It was a washout as that was the whole point of the task! What can go wrong, what plants need to survive. What they look like if they don't get water etc.
Yours is an example of needing protection from predators
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