Monday, February 22, 2010

Rocket fever

 
I helped Austyn make this rocket the other day. He gave me directions and I helped him put it together. He wanted it to really fly. I have to admit that I wasn't as confident as he was. I really didn't think it'd fly well at all, but it really flies well. When he throws it it works about as good as a paper airplane or better! It use to have a point on the nose but he took it off and found that it flew even better. I tried to capture it in flight with my camera but was unsuccessful. Here is a picture of it caught in one of our trees. 
  

"Of course, a child may not know what he may need to know in ten years (who does?), but he knows, and much better than anyone else, what he wants and needs to know right now, what his mind is ready and hungry for. If we help him, or just allow him, to learn that, he will remember it, use it, build on it. If we try to make him learn something else, that we think is more important, the chances are that he won't learn it, or will learn very little of it, that he will soon forget most of what he learned, and what is worst of all, will before long lose most of his appetite for learning anything."
~John Holt~ Teach Your Own


1 comment:

Wendy Hawksley said...

We might just have to try to make a rocket too! Gavin would probably have fun with it.

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