Friday, April 24, 2009

Eden's First Book Report

This was just too good. I had to blog about it. The assignment was to do a report on a sea animal. Well Eden didn't want to focus on just one animal so this is what she came up with...

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"I love sea shells. They are cool. I love 'em."

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"Sea weed is a plant that grows in the ocean. It is food for fish and people can eat it too."

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"Octopuses have two eyes, three hearts and eight arms. They don't have bones."

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"Sharks have lots of teeth. They are very sharp."

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"Dolphins are really smart. They can hear better than humans."

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The best part was when she was finished she said "I couldn't have done this without you mom. Thanks for your help."

Yes I helped with the research, I didn't know octopuses had three hearts!...but most of the facts she already knew. As we were stapling it together this quote came to my mind. My friend Kerry shared it with me just the day before...

"Motherhood is the ideal opportunity for life-long learning. The mother's learning grows as she nurtures the child in his or her development years. They're both learning and maturing together at a remarkable pace. It's exponential, not linear. Just think of the learning process of a mother throughout the lifetime of her children. Each child brings an added dimension to her learning. For example, in the process of rearing her children, a mother studies such topics as child development, nutrition, health care, physiology, psychology, nursing with medical research and care, educational tutoring in many diverse fields, such as math, science, geography, literature, English and foreign languages. Development of gifts such as music, athletics, dance, public speaking, and... the learning examples could continue endlessly! ....

... A mother's opportunity for life-long learning and teaching is universal, my point is, my dear sisters, don't ever sell yourselves short as a woman, or as a mother. It never ceases to amaze me that the world would state that a woman (mother) is in a form of servitude which does not allow her to develop her gifts and talents. Nothing, absolutely NOTHING, could be further from the truth."

~Taken from a talk by Elder Robert D Hales BYU Education Week 2008

So think about that the next time you do a homework project with your kiddo.

13 comments:

Jean McKendrick said...

Nice report! I love what the kids create in school. Way to go, mom! I love the quote too by the way.

Jenny Erazo said...

Nice job Eden! What a smart little lady and what a good mom! I really appreciate that nice quote. Being a mom is the toughest but most rewarding thing that I have ever done!

Bridget said...

Way to go Eden! My kids are already teaching me things I don't know. Great quote in there too. MOtherhood is anything but boring.

Mrs Ana said...

Very good Edie,I love the drawings they so good. I'm so proud of you!

Natalie said...

THat was very darling! I also love the inspirational quote that you added. It will cause some reflection today. Thanks Jessica. Uplifting as always:)!

Lauren in GA said...

That is such a great job Eden!! I learned a lot from your book.

I love that she said she couldn't have done it without you. I also love the quote by Elder Hales. I really, really needed to read that.

Melissa-Mc said...

Very well done! Eden is very creative and her mom is a good helper :)

Leah and Mike said...

That book report is too cute!! And I love that quote - thanks for sharing it. I hear from so many of my friends (who are stay-at-home moms) that they feel they have stopped learning and havin to think, but I totally agree with this quote. I will have to share it with them :)

calibosmom said...

Thanks for posting that! I need to be reminded of my daily learning no matter how small it may seem. GREAT report!

just the five of us said...

Tell Eden that I hope she gets an A. She did a nice job.

AMY said...

Wow... Eden's quite the artist. I don't think I could even draw that well. And it was very informative.

I love the "pointy" shark :)

Erin said...

So, so cute and such a great excerpt from Elder Hales talk. Maybe Eden and Isabel could do some research together??

Randi said...

what an overachiever. lilli painted a butterfly and we called it good.

love the cinderella post. i want the warm fuzzy blanket too.

;)