30 August 2013

Day 11 / 103 - 15 Feet !!

Dorothy Sayers ends her Lost Tools of Learning speech with this quote, "For the sole true end of education is simply this: to teach men how to learn for themselves..."

Last week, while we were visiting my parents in Michigan, my children were watching a television show on sharks.  The next thing I know they had the measuring tape stretched across our cottage.

"What's up?" I asked.

My son explained, "A fifteen-foot shark broke into a steel cage.  We wanted to see how big a 15 foot shark was, so we got out the tape measure to figure it out."

I love this post for two reasons:
1.  My children took the initiative to learn on their own.
2.  My nine-year-old daughter packs a tape measure when she goes on vacation.