From my son's First Grade Homework:
1. Which words go together?
2. Which could really happen?
A rabbit goes bowling with a tulip.
A rabbit hops behind a bush.
And the dilemma of the writerly mom: do I encourage him to conform so he doesn't get his homework "wrong"? Or do we write that story about the monkeys exploding out of the Birthday Cake, bounding about the room with candles grasped in their tails?
Take that Minneapolis School System!