Saturday, March 30, 2013

In Which Children's Lessons Provide Hours of Merriment!

As part of our school work for kindergarten, we do once-a-week notebooking - a Charlotte Mason type of work in which the child chooses a topic (from amongst those studied that week) and narrates the story back (or writes about a certain topic studied).

Right now I copy down what our 6yo has to say on his chosen subject (in later grades he will write on his own), and then he illustrates it. The things that he writes are absolutely hilarious! I had to share this one with you.

Just in case you can't read it, here is what he wrote:

"Beware of Death Worm"

"The Mongolian death worm has tentacles. It uses them for stinging and then it eats. It has lots of venom. It could kill Grandpa in eight minutes. The death worm is huge - that's why it has so much venom. It lives in the desert. If you are ever in the desert, watch out for the death worm. The End."

In case you're wondering, the Mongolian Death Worm is a mythical creature of antiquity that was mentioned in a "most dangerous animals" book. For some reason he was fascinated by it!

Sometimes DH and I get his essays and read them together for sheer enjoyment. Kids are hilarious!


  1. Hi Diana,

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  2. Hi, Tina!

    Thank you for contacting me! I am not able to participate in this, but thank you so much for thinking of me - I appreciate it!



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