"'Education is the Science of Relations'; that is, that a child has natural relations with a vast number of things and thoughts: so we train him upon physical exercises, nature lore, handicrafts, science and art, and upon many living books, for we know that our business is not to teach him all about anything, but to help him to make valid as many as may be of––
'Those first-born affinities,
That fit our new existence to existing things.'"

Charlotte Mason, A Philosophy of Education
with a quote from The Prelude by William Wordsworth

Monday, April 27, 2009

Mixing up science and language arts

While Ds#2 was working on his lapbook, I told him to add a colon before his bullet list. He says, "That's not a colon, a colon is your intestines."

I say, "Well, actually, your colon is your large intestines."

He asks, "So what are the small intestines, the semi-colon?"

You can see where his strengths and weaknesses are at this point, LOL!