Thursday, September 17, 2009

A One Track Mind...

I was doing language studies with the boy this morning and used the word "chaff" as an example of a word with a double consonant.

"Ha!" Says the boy gleefully. "I bet you don't even know what that word means."

He proceeds to explain about chaff and airplanes and blocking heat seeking missiles.

I of course was thinking of chaff in regards to grain and mentioned that to the boy...but the boy and I obviously think differently.

So we went to look up chaff on the internet - "I know that's what it is and that's how it is spelled!" the boy insists.

So we typed in - "chaff" "airplanes" and "heat seeking".

And the boy was correct.

Maybe if I read the stack of books below, that the boy checked out of the library a couple of days ago and finished the next day - I might be a little more "up" on how to avoid a heat-seeking missile.

I'm glad the boy is diversifying his interests to include airplanes (albeit military airplanes)...and that he is learning something...


Christine said...

gosh your son is smart, lucky you

CanadianGrandma said...

To think your son is ONLY seven!!!

Edi said...

Oh he gives plenty of opportunities to show that he is "only" seven.

Jen said...

Oh the joys of homeschooling. Some days I wonder who is really teaching who lol..