Sunday, January 25, 2015

Kid Quips

Tagging posts is a good thing. I ran across the tag "kid quips" while I was working on another post and I was amused by what I found there.

I have kept up my goal to "catch a fish" every day of the school year in my new little purple journal. I now have 88 short snippets of the year that I can look back on and remember why I do this crazy job and why I love this crazy job.

My entry for last Thursday is a good "kid quip." We are working hard on the science standard about the predictable patterns of movement between the sun and the Earth. Tilt of the axis, direct and indirect rays of sunlight, seasons that are opposite in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.

A. looked up with those big brown eyes and sighed and said, "It was so much easier when I was younger and there were just the four seasons, back before I even knew the axis existed, let along the tilt and the direct and indirect rays of the sun."

"Yeah," I said. "That's the joy and the sorrow of growing up and learning the science behind what makes the world work -- there's joy in knowing, and there's sorrow in losing that simple view of the world."

1 comment:

  1. Hey, Mary Lee--I did see this last week and smiled and smiled to think how much changes from K to 5th. You must be so chuffed that you've been steady as an angler this year. I feel like I've been very aware in noting my little minnow catches, but I haven't written a one down in a little purple journal. I'm feeling a strong need to REVISE, and since being sick, a very much lighter grip. Like the sage taught Ernie Banks (what a guy listen to the interview I heard here "I care, but not that much."


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