Friday, April 27, 2007

Hobby Lobby

Or is it Lobby Hobby? I don't know. What I do know is Madeleine's school has a display in their lobby and any child who wants to has a chance to display something that they're interested in from home for a week each year. Its name is the Lobby Hobby. Or Hobby Lobby. Whichever the store of a similar name is not. Who cares, right?

This week is Madeleine's big week and she chose to take artifacts from our trip to Folly Beach, South Carolina last July. It contained sea shells that she collected on the beach, pictures of our trip, a picture she drew of us on the airplane prior to leaving and a doll from the Charleston, South Carolina Historical Society store that is modeled after a doll from the late 1700s.

Tuesday she took her class down to show off her display and answer questions.

"What questions did your classmates ask?" I inquired after school.

"I don't know," was her response.

"Madeleine, it was only a few hours ago; surely you remember some of the questions. Did anyone ask any questions?"

"Yes." A regular orator, that Madeleine.

"OK, who asked questions?" Do you see how good I am at badgering my children? I should have been a detective.

"Well, A__ did."

"OK, what did she ask?"

"She wanted to know how long I was on vacation."

"And what did you tell her?" Pulling teeth I tell you, pulling teeth.

"Well, I couldn't remember."

"Oh. Did anyone else ask any questions?"

"I don't know, Mom. Can I have a snack?"

6 comments:

it's me, Val said...

That's really neat :) What fun. They don't do anything like that here at ours. That's a really great idea. Cute pic of M :)

Alexis Jacobs said...

WTG Madeline!! Her and my DS Chris should hook up. He answers everything the same way.

grandfather said...

dear madeleine. i saw the display and it surpassed any at the museum of science and industry, adler planetarium or shedd aquarium. i have a question. i forget the name of the south carolina doll in the display. what is her name? and, i know you are hungry, but should the family plan another trip to s.c. this or next year? and, what was your favorite south carolina restaurant or dining experience (poolside barbecues qualify as entries). answer before you go outside to play or sit down to eat an after-school snack.

Megan said...

The hobby lobby is such a neat idea!
I second grandfather's idea of another family trip to SC, maybe we can swing a get together without my wild boys this time!

terri said...

Really really cute. I couldn't comment yesterday when I read this! Her answers crack me up.

sixty-five said...

Not to get too deep about this, but I believe that knowing how to ask questions and making a habit of it is an important key to lifelong learning. I like this teacher's approach!