Sunday, May 25, 2014

A Measuring String of One's Own (Or, it's always better if you think of it yourself)

The child is out of school for the summer. Since Friday. She has been despondent (and grumpy), but after a rough couple days she has decided to take matters into her own hands. She's going to have school at home. This afternoon she set up her own summer school complete with math, reading, spelling, creation time, journal, body works and research projects. The goal? Five hours of school work logged per week in 15 minute increments. "Sort of like a summer reading program, except for everything!"

Today's creation time led to this "new" (to her) invention: The Measuring String.  She used a ruler to mark off the string in foot-long increments plus (for some reason) four more inches.

The first thing she measured was her wingspan. (Hello? Vitruvian Man!) Then she measured her waist.

Then her height. And then her height from last year which is marked on the wall in the other room.

And then, because another one of her goals for the summer is to earn money, she packaged the Measuring String so that I could buy it from her.

Hmmm. It's going to be a long but highly interesting summer, me thinks.

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