In the 6th grade, JT is studying feudalism, learning about serfs and Lords, the Manor life, Squires, Knights, and the chivalric code. This afternoon, he came home with an assignment called "A Squire's Challenge." It's a quest to seek promotion from Squire to Knight. To accomplish this goal, he's required to:
- be honorable and trustworthy
- be courteous and considerate
- be honest
- redress any wrong he sees
- give help to those in need
He needs the signature of an adult to confirm he has met this code.
It's not yet 8 pm, and he's learned to move the clothes from the washer to the dryer and to aid in the folding of the laundry. He carried groceries in from the car and then brought the cat food and laundry soap to the basement. He cleared the supper table and took out the recycling. Then he vacuumed the living room carpet.
I know that I've expressed skepticism about the value of homework, but praise God, let's have more of these kinds of assignments.