Monday, March 31, 2008

the five w's

Today's who, what, why, where, when, and how's...

Do Red-Eyed Treefrogs hibernate, Mom?

The bigger something is, the better it floats. The smaller something is, the more it sinks, right?

Can fire destroy everything except water?

Mom, what's that spider right there? The one carrying around the sac for web making?

What days... Mom, what nights in the year do the movies come on at the drive-inn?

Isn't the alligator the smallest one in the crocodilian family?

Will you find Busosaurus and the Butterfly one (Butterfly and the Bog Beast) for me? (Magic School Bus - he has been watching it today.)

Mom - aren't people from Texas tough?
(To which his Mama replied, "Well, I'm sure people in Texas would say so!" :) )


  1. I like to read a post like this. It gives me strength. Some days are filled with so many questions that I finally have to tell the kids to stop asking me stuff. That's usually around dinnertime. But it's the best way to learn, isn't it? Grab that moment when they actually care about the answer.

  2. I certainly think so.
    Can you imagine trying to get a disinterested child to memorize facts about the sizes of the members of the crocodylidae family?


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