Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Job Update: I got it. I have to go in on Monday to sign some forms and I start on Friday the 19th. But I'm still waiting for B to hear if he can switch to 8-4. He should find out sometime this week. I can't believe this is all happening so fast.

Here's some fun learning going on: Yesterday, J and I were examining our garden flowers, got the field guide, and looked at all the different parts of the flowers. We read that flowers usually have both male (stamen: anthers and filament) and female (pistil: ovary, style, and stigma), and talked about how the female part gets pollenated and seeds are formed from the ovules in the ovary. The fruit develops from the ovary (which holds the seeds). We talked about how insects help the pollenation process and how some flowers have only one "gender" and must be wind-pollenated. We talked about how seeds are dispersed on the fur of animals, on birds, and when animals eat the fruit, the seeds are in their droppings. We have several kinds of flowers in the garden and she brought a small, purple bell-shaped one upstairs to examine further. She really loved comparing the actual flower to the picture.

Today W was watching a cartoon, ran over to me, and asked me what a nerve in your body looks like. He jumped on my lap and said we should go to Google and see pictures. He asked what the words that label the parts say - so I named the dendrites, axon, myelin, etc. We looked at more pictures and learned there were many kinds of nerves - optic, facial, sciatic, laryngeal, etc. We talked about what nerves do and what happens when one is damaged. He asked so many questions (and I avoided any kind of teacher voice, lol). He then said, "Ok, that's enough for now. But keep the page open so we can look at it again later". How freakin' cool is he?

5 comments:

Joanne said...

Congratulations on your job!

Joanne

A Day in Our Lives

NYCitymomx3 said...

Thank you Joanne!

la Maitresse said...

Congrats on the job! Break out the Bolly!!

Patrice said...

Congrats on the job. BTW, that's what's cool about homeschooling--what you want when you want, stop when you are done, not when you're told you are. Way Kewl

NYCitymomx3 said...

La Mai & Patrice, thanks! I still can't believe it.