Monday, October 31, 2011

School Stories


Today Autumn was on the letter V in school. She was coloring a picture of vegetables. I said, "What do we call these?" pointing to the picture. She didn't answer. I said, "What do we call carrots and potatoes and beets?" Autumn quickly said, "The CSA box." (It's a box of organic veggies we get each week). I said, "Yes, but what do we call the things in the CSA box?" Autumn said, "Carrots and potatoes and beets." I finally had to tell her they were vegetables. She sighed. "Oh, yeah, vegetables!"


In history today, Amber learned of a civilization in the Indus Valley called Mohenjo-daro. The city was abandoned in 19th century BC and was not rediscovered until 1922. She had to write a story answering the question, "What happened to Mohenjo-daro?" Here's Amber's story:

One morning, the people in the city of Mohenjo-daro woke up. They decided they would move away to Africa to seek their fortune. But before they could do it, a king tried to rule and conquer the city. Not just that happened, but a huge tornado came. A big, huge invention appeared in an inventors back yard. It was a big, huge helicopter. The helicopter was there to save the people of Mohenjo-daro. And that is the reason why they left.

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