Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Duh!



I worry about me, I really do. I went to a lot of trouble to take some pictures of Ditz's work to show the family, not all of whom think I should be schooling her. Batteries in the camera are on the way out so it was something of a proceedure but I eventually managed to get some nice piccies of her history taken & duly posted them. Clicked to enlarge to see if some of it could be read . Major OOOPS!!!!! Why didn't I notice before that the child's mind took a vacation & not only has she 2 facts completely wrong, she has them completely back to front. The yo scale is ascending not descending, & there are 3 intervals not 2. How come I read through that paper at least twice & missed that, unless I was reading for the spelling, grammar & punctuation errors Ditz is so good at displaying. Yikes! Ditzzzz!!!!!! I waaant you......

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Facts are easily corrected - and easily to miss in editing (I've been there many times).

Gorgeous work! My father, who was a teacher, would have been stoked at her creativity and talent.

Siano

Ganeida said...

Having known your father I take that as quite a compliment ~ on Ditz's behalf! No~one's ever disputed her creative talent; it's the rest that seems to come so hard. *sigh* How's your week been?

MamaOlive said...

You'd better stop complaining about Ditz not working. She may have missed a fact, but she has a whole page of writing plus the illustrations.
Taryn decided to only do 1/3 of her English lesson today because it is too much writing. What did she have to write? Names and initials, with capital letters. grrr. And growl at me, too, because I felt like she ought to go play since it was a 'nice' day, and let her stop the book work.

Ganeida said...

Yes she does...& do you know how long it took to get that? And how painful it was? lol. Days & days & days of me feeding her in dribbles at a time. Music now I only have to say 'Alison' or 'Jan' (her music teacher's names) & she is head down & working her butt off. It's not fair.

Anonymous said...

It was meant as a compliment - he would have loved her use of art and design. I had to smile when I saw her handwriting -- so like mine when I was that age :-)

This week is big - lots of politics in the workplace. Can I come and be your homeschool student perleease?

Siano

Ganeida said...

*Siano*, my love, you know perfectly well you're welcome any time.

Olive, I'm with you ~ send 'em out to play if the weather's good ~ especially in England where the weather so often isn't.

MammyT said...

I think the trick is to have the *child* in the photo, as well as the work. The relatives tend to focus on the cuteness, "my how she's grown", etc. and less on the perfection of the lovely papers.
Nancy

molytail said...

Looks great to me! I agree with the first commenter about creativity and talent! I'm particularly fond of that rainbow dotted fish :-)

Persuaded said...

what's a "yo" scale anyway?


sheesh girl, sometimes you make me feel so inadequate;-)

Ganeida said...

Diane,the internet is for making me look smarter than I am. ;) Seeing as the child really only pays attention if it's directly related to art or music I looked up Japanese music & voila! I became an instant expert ~ not! The yo scale is pentatonic (5 notes instead of our western 8) going from lowest to highest & was origonally used in Buddist chanting. See how easy it is to seem like I know more than I do. :) I wouldn't recognize a pentatonice scale if I fell over it.Ditz on the other hand...

Mammyt, unfortunatelly my family is rarely distracted by the child itself. *sigh*

Moly, that rainbow dotted fish was lucky not to come to serious harm! First there was cutting out all the little circles. Then there was the gluing them on. Then there was the stuffing the gizzards through the tail. Thank goodness Ditz only drew a little fish. I'd origonaly envisioned something much larger.

Persuaded said...

sorry hon... you still sound pretty amazing to me;-)

MammyT said...

Ganeida,
Start on any black key and play them only -- and you are in the yo scale. There are only 5 black keys and they are it! You'll recognize it right away when you hear it.
Nancy

Ganeida said...

Yay! I knew someone out there in BlogLand would know all about the pentatonic scale. Thank you Mammyt.