Yes, the parents complained, BUT this project was a huge success! After giving the Words Their Way assessment, most of our students fell into the category of needing work with blends. We have been completing blend sorts in class for about three weeks, but the home project was a way to get in some extra practice. Families had two weeks to complete a project that included finding four pictures for each of 16 initial blends. The pictures could come from magazines or they could be googled on the Internet. The projects were very well done but the most exciting part was that after completing the projects, we gave the blends assessment and the lowest grade was 80% with many students scoring perfect! Woo hoo! Thank you parents for a win win!