Thursday, August 27, 2009

More Proof that Homeschoolers Are Weird

The task in her grammar workbook (Story Grammar for Elementary School by Don & Jenny Kilgallon) was to write a sentence of her own imitating the structure of the following model:
"Little Man, a very small six year old and a most finicky dresser, brushed his hair." - Mildred D. Taylor from Song of the Trees
My not-quite-seven year old offered the following:
"Cerberus, a three-headed dog and a most terrifying monster, guarded the entrance to the Underworld."
I'm pretty sure that the typical student at a government-run school would not have come up with that particular sentence just out of the blue. So yeah, homeschooled kids can be pretty weird at times.

But weird in a good way :-)


Kim said...

Definitely a good way!

Twisted Cinderella said...

That is too cool! Definitely a smart little cookie!