Here’s The Unsolvable Homework Assignment This 5-Year-Old Got (Photo)

| by Charles Roberts

Remember that show, "Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?" Well, the entire premise was built around the fact that there are a lot of simple things that they teach you in grade school that most adults simply aren’t aware of. That said, while everyone watching at home missed some of the questions, by and large, you knew most of them. Even if you didn’t know them, it was all stuff that you could learn by picking up a book.

Recently, Tumblr user justspirky found that fifth graders actually have it easy compared to 5-year-olds. Take a look at what her kindergartener brother got for his homework assignment this week:

Here are just some of the responses she got from other readers, via The Daily Dot:

Finally, the kindergartner’s sister decided to go straight to the source:

"Dear Mrs. ———

Hi, I’m Matthew ———’s older sister, Morgan, I’m sure he’s mentioned me. Anyways, his homework the other day stumped my entire family and I have looked to you for enlightenment since I am still contemplating the question. 

Could you be so kind as to tell me the answer to the last question of the -ad homework? I would love to know the answer. When I asked him what the answer was, he told me that he forgot.

A very befuddled forensics major"

And here was the teacher’s response:

"Hello Morgan!

You had me laughing so hard because you were not alone! I didn’t notice that worm until one of the moms contacted me. To tell you the truth, I wasn’t even sure! The answer was “had”. I have no idea how that correlates but that was the answer. If I would’ve seen it sooner, I would’ve given them the answer to that one. Sorry!!!"

Mystery solved. Next question: What the heck does a detective worm have to do with the word ‘had’?

Sources: The Daily Dot, Tumbr / Photo Credit: The Daily Dot