Re-learning Things with our Children

I’ve had many thoughts about re-learning things alongside my children.

Ah, this is when I’ll relearn  about the American Revolution. (I didn’t. Though I learned more than I did the first time around.)

This is when I’ll learn all the state capitols. (I did, mostly.)

This is when I’ll learn about ancient civilizations or re-learn about the missions. (Nope.)

First Pages: Wizard of Oz

“Dorothy lived in the midst of the great Kansas prairies, with Uncle Henry, who was a farmer, and Aunt Em, who was the farmer’s wife. Their house was small, for the lumber to build it had to be carried by wagon many miles. There were four walls, a floor and a roof, which made one room; and this room contained a rusty looking cookstove, a cupboard for the dishes, a table, three or four chairs and the beds.”

~ from The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Book Vs Movie: The Sun is Also a Star

“Carl Sagan said that if you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe. When he says ‘from scratch’, he means from nothing. He means from a time before the world even existed. If you want to make an apple pie from nothing at all, you have to start with the Big Bang and expanding universes, neutrons, ions, atoms, black holes, suns, moons, ocean tides, the Milky Way, Earth, evolution, dinosaurs, extinction-level events, playtupuses, Homo erectus, Cro-Magnon man, etc. You have to start at the beginning.”

~from The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon