Thursday, September 13, 2007

The Amazing T-Man

Trev drew a picture on the dry erase board a few days ago. I kept looking at it but yesterday, I really looked at it....



The man on the left is saying, "I see the chair."



The chair is saying, "Not exactly, you see the light."


Trev explained that the black squiggles on the chair are light rays bouncing off. This is something he remembered reading in a book 4 months ago.

Here he is, posing with his latest creation...




Also, in January, I got a free trial of a computer game called Bookworm Adventures. This bookworm has to travel around and fight different mythological creatures to save the princess. He beats the creatures by making words. He gets a square of nine blocks and each block has a letter. When you use a letter it's replaced by a new letter. You don't have to use "connecting" letters, you get to use from all nine. The trial was supposed to be a two hour trial but I discovered you get to play until you turn it off. We played for about 6 hours. We made it all the way through the first map. Then of course, when you get to the princess, she gets whisked off by a villain to a new map. By then, it was 9p and Davie was asleep on the couch and we made them go upstairs to bed.

Anyway, during the game, Trev started helping me. Here's some words he came up with....
Flight, Treasure, Quest, Pillow, Singing (also, when I'd come up with a word, he'd remember to add an 's' or 'ing'). He was 5 at the time.



He keeps blowing my mind, Ruth!



P. S. Love that game. Dave and I played for another hour and a half after the boys went to bed! It's about $30 to buy it. Someday....

6 comments:

ellipsisknits said...

Dang, when I got that free trial it booted my off. It did make for a surprisingly fun evening of M & I trying to one-up each other with the fanciest word. 'acquiesce' anyone?

kmkat said...

Have you ever played Boggle? Basically\y the same but without the princess/evil wizard. There is real life version snd a computer version, which we got free in a box of cereal about a million years ago. E me on the side if you want and I'll burn you a copy. Smokey and I play it all the time.

sophanne said...

That kid is waiting to be Einstien. What cracks me up about teaching kids is when I meet one like Trev and think about how it's nice that I'm older than him because he's going to be a lot smarter than me when he grows up. *evil laugh* He'll never catch up!

knitnzu said...

Oooh, you have one of those kids? (I do too...). First word? Light (ok maybe that was his second). Favorite bedtime reading when he was 3? The utility company's electrical safety brochure.

Yarnhog said...

Their brains are little sponges. Wish I had that kind of memory--and interest, to be honest. (My son started reading Popular Science cover-to-cover at age six and knows a lot more about science than most college students. It goes without saying that he also knows far more than I do. I knew he would pass me by at some point--I guess I just figured it wouldn't be during elementary school.)

Romi said...

Dude! Kids are totally amazing. And mind boggling!