Our Unschooling Adventure - which officially started in Lowell in the Fall of 2005 - now continues in Berlin.

Monday, May 22, 2006

The Planets

Supriya had in her hand a bunch of pieces of paper with the names of the planets (our Solar System only - for now). It looked like she had printed it on the printer and then cut up the paper. She kept sounding them out and getting confused between Mars and Mercury. Then out of curiosity I asked her, "Do you know the order of the planets?" "Yes", she said, "I saw it on Blue's Clues once." Then she proceeded to line up the pieces of paper in the correct order, talking about how everything is boiling on Mercury and freezing on Pluto! She has a ton of this kind of info stored in her brain that comes out in the proper context. Manisha and I definitely did not know the names or the order of the planets when we were her age. She lives in a different & much richer world, in too many ways to list.


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