Friday, August 31, 2012
This week marks the official start of school for us this year. I actually did some with Ben last week, but this is the first week we've had a regular schedule. So far, it's been going pretty well and he seems to be listening and learning. The first two weeks of our curriculum are really a lot of review from things he learned in Pre-K, so we've doubled up some days. So our curriculum is broken up into units and this first unit is a bit longer and covers creation. Today's assignment was to go on a walk and look for things God had made and things man had made. After we kind of ran out of different things to point out, we started talking about different foods, buildings, and other things God made. I mentioned the Grand Canyon and asked if God made it, or if man made it. Ben was adamant that it was made by men. I finally gave up arguing with him and told him we'd just have to go see it some day. He asked if we got to shoot bombs when we went. I thought that was a little odd, but explained that we would probably never be shooting bombs. He said "well that what are we going to do with it if we don't shoot bombs?" Suddenly it became clear to me why he had been so adamant that the Grand Canyon was man made. He thought it was a grand canon.