BW has completed the Clock of Eras and the Claremont timeline. Often BW has so many ideas that he needs a transitional time to let his ideas settle and deeper concepts to emerge. Giving him the space he needs is critical to his understanding lessons. The space has been created by the Claremont lessons – prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, the process of DNA replication, and anaerobic and aerobic respiration.
BW discovered some fossils in one of our rocks that serve as weight to hold down large unruly poster papers. He spent a few moments at the beginning grouping the rocks by their type – igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary. I also pulled down a fern to hold the spot where plants begin their march.
He sorted out the tickets by titles, invertebrates, fish, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and what the earth was doing (like ice ages). He was very methodical and careful to place the items exactly where they belonged. It was such a pleasure to watch his care and attention for more than 45 minutes.