Mom & # 39; s anger after first class students get homework assignment to identify & # 39; a fat person & # 39;
Mother is angry after her first class daughter was given a homework assignment to identify & # 39; a fat person & # 39;
- Laurel Lee Lewis, from London, Kentucky, said her daughter was given a homework assignment to identify various adjectives with drawings
- The last question asked the students for & # 39; thick & # 39; to identify between drawings of two girls
- Lewis says the command is body shaming and they could have used other objects for the & # 39; thick & # 39; ask
- She worries that her daughter or others might be bullied about their size because of their worksheet
A mother in Kentucky says that she is angry that her first-class daughter has been given a homework assignment that she & # 39; body shaming & # 39; promotes.
Laura Lee Lewis, from London, said her daughter received a worksheet from the London Elementary School with adjectives and two images matching each photo.
This included examples of picking which drawing is best depicted, what a hill is, what a cow is, what a dish is, and so on.
The last question was for the word & # 39; thick & # 39; identify by circling one of two drawings of a larger girl and a smaller girl.
Lewis told WKYT that she was shocked by the assignment and thinks that the example could have been presented differently.
Laurel Lee Lewis, from London, Kentucky, said her daughter was given a homework assignment to & # 39; thick & # 39; to identify between drawings of two girls
Lewis said she was shocked by the assignment and thinks the example could have been presented differently. Pictured: Lewis (right) with her daughter (center) and her fiancé
& # 39; The way they illustrated it bothered me more than anything, & # 39; Lewis said to WKYT.
They could have used an animal. I gave an example of a cupcake. They could even have used that, a larger cupcake or a small cupcake, and said, "Which one is fat?"
She then said she had explained why the assignment was critical and humiliating about her daughter's weight.
& # 39; I had to explain to her that it was body shaming, & # 39; Lewis said.
& # 39; Even if it was a thin girl, or the example for thin, I feel it would still be body shaming for that person, because some don't want to call it that. & # 39;
She says she was bullied as a child because of her weight and feared that the assignment could do the same to her daughter.
& # 39; I thought to myself: & # 39; They are going to look at it and then look at my daughter and say: & haha, you are this little girl. You are fat. & # 39; & # 39; & # 39;
& # 39; I don't want that. I don't want her to deal with what I had to do with it, because it hurts. & # 39;
She worries that her daughter or others might be bullied about their size because of their worksheet. Pictured: Lewis
The Laurel County Board of Education says it is reviewing the curriculum and that no parent has yet reported problems. Pictured: the homework assignment of Lewis & # 39; s daughter
Lewis took her worries to Facebook, where a post in which she discussed her dissatisfaction with the assignment was shared more than 1,100 times.
The Laurel County Board of Education did not immediately respond to DailyMail.com's request to comment.
The agency did, however, issue a statement to WKYT with the following text: & # 39; We were informed of this concern via news media yesterday.
& # 39; We have no parent who has reported concern to us. However, we look at the curriculum to identify the concern. & # 39;
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