Thursday, July 14, 2011

This and That

Teaching new things to our children can be quite interesting. Yesterday we had a discussion about; metaphor, analogy, and simile.  After I thought they understood what I was trying to explain they set to work on coming up with some of their own.

The results sent me seeking a place where I could chuckle without being discovered.

  • A tree without leaves is like life without happiness.
  • A sky with no clouds is like meat without salt.
  • Balloons without air is like children with no parents to care.
  • Corn without roots is like sadness with no end.
While the first three made me chuckle I could kind of see the reasoning behind it, but the one about corn has me totally stumped. I think we'll be needing a few more lessons!

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  1. Hmmm. Does someone really like corn as much as I do? Knowing that without it, we're sad? Yep. That one takes thought.

  2. Hmm... Interesting. Yes, that fourth one does sort of leave you wondering. Love them though!

  3. smart children you have. my favorite is the balloon one!

  4. My favorite is the cloudless sky being like meat with no salt.
    They hit the mark with that one. *giggles*
    Have a great weekend!

  5. That is really cute, very creative.

  6. The one with the corn makes complete sense, without roots for nourishment there is no life, sadness dries up the bones and does not produce life or a product, smart children indeed.
    Mrs. J.

  7. The clouds one is hilarious - they either really like clouds or really don't like salt on their meatloaf! That's too funny - sounds like they got YOU thinking, too! LOL


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