What Did You Learn in School Today?
How many times were you asked this question as a kid? How many times have you asked it to a friend’s kid in an attempt to start a conversation? How many times have you asked it to your own child in an effort to connect with him or her?
What did you learn in school today? This is a question that family members will often ask Max and I find it so interesting. We are never “in” school. Learning doesn’t start and stop at concrete times. We are always learning, always making observations about our surroundings, always asking Siri for answers to the questions that Mom or Dad can't answer (We learned today that power lines sag during periods of high use because they become hot and expand). And why doesn’t anyone ask Isaac? He’s not school-aged but he’s always right there with us exploring, tinkering with a project I’ve given him while Max and I read Life of Fred or practice telling time, many times answering the questions I ask before Max does. We constantly share our experiences, our adventures, our curiosities with one another. Our learning is not limited to a certain time of day. Learning happens all the time. School is ALWAYS in session.