by Dana R. Arevalo,
P.O.V. Contributing Writer
This past Thursday, I attended my daughter's back to school night. While my ex-husband and I decided to move her from a small, Catholic, private school to a large public school, she is now enjoying her new venture in middle school. We had a rough time the first couple of days as expected because it was a large adjustment, yet completely worth the change. In her literature class, we were given a small exercise, which I truly enjoyed. We had to write the meaning of an idiom that the teacher assigned. I was happy to find at a sixth grade level, they are beginning to learn how to utilize literary tools.
We were given the phrase: "She/he is at the end of their rope". My ex-husband, not a native English speaker, has a rich vocabulary, however, he had no idea what idioms were. I quickly told him to jot down that the given phrase meant the person had no more ideas or options to complete a task, thought or idea. My daughter wrote a small note, stating, "This will make your head hurt". Teasingly, I responded, "No, it's a piece of cake". Another popular idiom.
Let's have some fun with idioms. I decided to design an idiom quiz, I would love participation from the audience! I will post the answers as a response to this entry by next Wednesday (9/26).
Enjoy the end of the week. Have fun with this exercise!