On learning.

Clementine: Angela, Cooper said he knows everything there is to know in the world. But he doesn’t know how to make purple. So he’s lying. He also doesn’t know what butterflies eat.

Angela: Maybe he doesn’t know how to make purple but I’m sure he knows some things you don’t. There are some things that I might know that you don’t know, and there are many things that other people know that I don’t know. But as we keep talking to each other, we all learn too.

Clementine: Oh. But still. Cooper says he knows everything but he doesn’t.

Angela: I don’t think there’s any person in the world who knows everyting. There’s always something new to learn about. It doesn’t matter if you’re a child like you, or a grown-up like your mum or dad. No one knows everything.

Clementine: Yeah. Except Giants.

Angela: (???)

Clementine: Because they’re bigger than everyone so they see everything at the same time so they’ll learn about everything at the same time.

video

I have been trying to get my kindergarten children to have fun while tidying up our room. Last week, we decided to become “clean-up robots” during pack-away time. After doing a bit of research, I came across this song/video to accompany and encourage the clean-up robots. It seems to have been really popular, either because it was the ‘cool’ thing in the 70s, or because the video is almost too weird for comfort?

At any rate, the little clean-up robots enjoyed the song today, and would sing along as they robot-ed their way around the room. Every now and then, a hyper robot would do the robot dance and convert his movements into a ‘ninja chop’ on someone else, which caused a little more commotion than I’d have wanted (“Ouuuch! Stop iiiiit!”). I’m hoping that with a few weeks’ practice, the novelty of the ninja chop will wear off and the robots will become really efficient cleaners!