This weeks theme is the schoolroom. Andy and I just had an, ahem, "discussion" about that a few nights ago. He wants us to buy some school desks, where the boys can sit in organized structure and learn.
I said that stands in opposition of everything I believe in.
I think he thought I was being a little overly dramatic.
We decided to just drop the subject for the time being...
For now, I am going to share a few pictures of my interpretation of the schoolroom.
Anyone who has read this blog
before has seen my school closet
and has seem my obsession with
bookshelves neatly organized. I really need to take some pictures of the ones in the boy's bedroom.
As for the rest of our "school room"...
Bookbags, ready to go wherever, and whenever, we feel led.
The dining room table, for those moments of handwriting or math that require a hard surface.
When he saw me taking a picture, he said, "Mommy, are you going to blog about this? Why don't you take a picture of me celebrating being done!"
I love my positive thinker!
The spare room, full of lego's at the moment. Creativity at it's best.
The backyard, watching a lizard try to decide if he can eat a dragonfly that is bigger then he is.
(Can you see them there, on the sprinkler pole?)
The kitchen - This morning for breakfast Canaan declared that he wanted to "invent" a new food. After giving him a short and toned down lesson on bioengineering, and how complicated it is to create a new food. (like a seedless watermelon or a pluot) he looked at me and said, "Mom, I just wanted to add some things to waffles, to make them like I want them."
I just laughed! Hopefully he knows the difference between a recipe and a new food now. We talked about which ingredients you have to have for consistency
and then I just let him be creative to his hearts content.
Yes, that is peanut butter, cloves, pb and butterscotch chips and cinnamon sugar.
I believe he added rolled oats too, and perhaps some raisins?
Zion got in on the action too.
School that you get to eat... what could be better then that?
Lessons, ready to be absorbed, in the classroom called the world.
That is how I see our schoolroom.