me: "gus, do you know what makes a 'complete' sentence?"
gus: "umm, a capital letter and a period?"
concerned, i asked his teacher about this gaping lacuna in a 5th grader's knowledge...to which he replied, "we teach that in the 2nd grade and reinforce it in the 3rd. we assume all 5th graders have known that a subject + verb make a complete sentence for several years now."
i SO want my money back from manzano day school--what exactly did they teach gus?!