Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Today, Niles worked on Wordly Wise spelling. The first unit was on marine life and specifically giant squids. His favorite fact was that their eyes are as large as dinner plates and he declared that he would enjoy seeing video of giant squids and sperm whales fighting. He also wanted to know why sperm whales were called "sperm" whales and I have no idea, so that's on our to do list for tomorrow.

He also worked on the kids astronomy, completing assignment 2 and most of assignment 3. Before Religious School, he had to go with me to the Doctor for a mole removal and read the Biography of Squanto, which he thought was cool. He's decided that he wants to go to a shooting range and is lobbying hard for that for Hanukkah. I'm not sure if I'm mortified or surprised it's taken this long, or both. Niles has always been fascinated with weapons, not just the shooting, but how they are made, watching things hit targets, etc. He loves the shows Myth Busters, How It's Made and the one about the weapons, whose name currently escapes me. Not sure we're going there anytime soon, but he's so very into helping set what he gets too study...military history is a part of early American history mom. And I can study how fast bullets go in math. And then we can take pictures and make a collage of the targets for art.....

Speaking of math, I really like the math score program a lot. It is really forcing him to practice what he doesn't know. I can see him improving a little each day. :-)

2 comments:

Angie said...

I think your son must be related to mine. Ben is obsessed by weapons, soldiers, war and all things military. We should get them together sometime!

Rachel said...

yes, Niles wants to go to a shooting range. that's what he asked for for hanukkah!