(iWIDK By Rebecca Arden) – A mother was not happy with her daughter’s school assignment.
Whitney Smith, a Washington State resident, asked her 5-year-old daughter Saylor not to finish her homework due to the inappropriate nature of the assignment.
According to Q13 Fox Seattle, Saylor’s assignment was simple; a word and picture association assignment.
One of the words was “fat” and there were three different pictures of cartoon-drawn people, all with different body sizes and shapes.
The students were to circle the people who were pictured as fat and cross out those who were not.
Smith was shocked and disgusted, and when she complained to the school receptionist, she was told that she was, “taking it the wrong way.”
Smith feels that the assignment should have used animals instead of people, if it was even assigned at all, and says that using the word “fat” can have a damaging effect on kids, especially at a young age.
The school superintendent promised to look over the workbooks and resolve the issue.