My 10 year old daughter has just started French at school. We're quite excited about this, as I'm MFL Her first homework was to decorate the first couple of pages of her French jotter (=exercise book, for anyone outside of Scotland!) with pictures/drawings of typically French things. I think most of her class just cut n pasted, but she really made an effort with it and carefully sketched wee pictures of the Eiffel tower, a bottle of Chanel, cheese, bottle of wine, flag, etc. She even looked up the word for jam, so that she could label the jar beside her croissant drawing! The end result looked good and quite 'arty', bless her. So what did the teacher ask her to do when she handed it in? Colour it in! So her wee sketches now look like shi.te because she has bright red wine in the bottle, bright yellow croissant, etc. I'm quite old fashioned and believe in just doing what the teacher says but really, what was the point?!