Ancora Imparo - I am still learning

Monday, August 25, 2008

Feeling Better...

Since Taliesin has not been feeling too well for the past few days, he's been drawing a lot! Here are some of his newest creations. This one is a baby bird and her egg.
This is a picture of Talieisn (the small figure) dancing with peacock.
This is Batman. Taliesin told me he has a lot of shields around him.And what Batman would be complete without the Joker?
This is really cool. This just proves to me that kids will learn at their own pace. It's kind of difficult to see, since it's written in green colored pencil; but this says "Pizza Hut" and there is a check-mark beside it. A few nights ago, my sister ordered pizza from Pizza Hut when she was babysitting. Taliesin and Nathanael had fun with their pizza night and kept one of the coupons (never know when you will need a picture of a pizza for art, you know). Well, yesterday, Taliesin was sitting on the floor with his "art book," and this is what he did: he looked at the Pizza Hut logo and said, "P," then wrote "P" in his book. Then he looked back at the logo and said "i" and wrote "i" in the logo. This continued until he had completed the words "Pizza Hut." Then he checked it, since they did have their pizza night, after all. Like I was telling Kelsey, this is a good step in his learning to read. He read a logo that he was familiar with and knew what said and copied what it said into his own book.

Well, today seems to be a better day. Taliesin and Nathanael are both fever-free and appear to be over the virus they had (thankfully!). Taliesin's rash is gone, and, so far, Nathanael has not gotten it. I'm not feeling too wonderful today, but still going strong. This afternoon, we have Taliesin's and Nathanael's dance orientation, and this evening we have the homeschooling meeting (not unschooling group, the homeschooling group). I think while Taliesin and Nathanael are playing this morning, I will draw up some questions for Marc Newman of Movie Ministries. He has agreed to an interview for my Heath Ledger book (one of the chapters on The Dark Knight). I think he will have some interesting things to say that would fit perfectly in the book. What I really want to do is print different ideas about the movie from different people. I have a couple of other people in mind to contact as well. His interview is definitely a good start! Also have a college essay due on Wednesday over whether the Book of John is a Gospel to the Gentiles or the most Jewish of all. Of course, I have to back up my ideas with ideas from other sources. Should be fun!



TERI said...

Sounds like you have a busy few days ahead. The artwork is precious and the Pizza Hut copywork is so wonderful to see! I love the "shields". Glad to see everyone is feeling better. Just don't get run down yourself. :o) BTW...I truly can't resist Pizza Hut pan crust!

unschoolermom said...

I think I'm already run down. LOL Just took my temp. It's around 100 so far. Ughh. I can't get sick! Going to go pop some vitamin C!


Stephanie said...

I'm glad he is feeling better.
I love how he writes his name. All of my kids had a unique way to make the letters too.

Sorry you are runs down, I hope you feel better fast.

unschoolermom said...

Thanks, Stephanie. I love the way he writes his name, too. He always liked to put four lines on an "E" instead of three. LOL. I am feeling quite a bit better today. Just getting ready to blog about it, too. LOL.

BTW, if anyone read the deleted comments, I do apologize for that. I think I know who this person is, judging by the comments. It has to be someone who knows me personally, because (s)he wrote that I do not eat meat. That has not been posted anywhere on my blog. I'm pretty sure it is someone who used to work with me who is very anti-unschooling (even homeschooling, in general). So I have deleted the message and apologize if anyone read that before I had a chance to delete it.

God bless.