This teacher's unusual 'homework' assignment is going viral for the best reason
Typically, weekend homework assignments elicit nothing more than groans and eye rolls from unenthused, overstressed students.
But an unusual worksheet handed out by a London teacher this weekend had pupils reacting quite oppositely.
The items on the lengthy checklist include childhood favorites, such as going on a bike or scooter ride, eating ice cream or candy and watching a favorite TV program.
She ends the worksheet with a sweet note to her students, saying "Mrs Thom is in charge of worrying - you don't need to. You are all amazing and I couldn't be more proud of you."
The "assignment," which was shared on a community Facebook page called Eyfs Matters on May 7, has garnered more than 64,000 shares and 72,000 likes in the 2 days since it was shared, many from enthusiastic parent.
"What a wonderful teacher, I started to well up reading this," said Facebook user Kevin Finch.
"I'm very fortunate - my daughter is a year 6 in Mrs Thom's class. We have spent a happy day ticking lots of those boxes. I'm passionate about Bucklebury School, a school that believes in growing the whole child," commented Louise Harry.
One commenter even shared a similar 'assignment' their child had received:
SAT preparation or not, Mrs. Thom's amazing weekend assignment sounds like something all of us could benefit from.