A stary Divergence

When M did his map work yesterday, he had to draw a star to mark Baghdad.  He drew a four pointed start, sort of a square with dimpled sides.   I realised that I’d never shown him how to draw a five pointed star, and demonstrated.  Then M panicked, thinking he’d made a mistake.  I reassured him that he’d done fine, very well actually to come up with his own method of drawing a star.  Then I showed him the Vi Hart video about star doodles, and he asked to trace the pattern blocks to try drawing some 6 pointed stars and 12 pointed ones.

This cheerful bunny trail lasted until K tried to steal the sketchbook, and M got frustrated at trying to copy pattern blocks.

So we went back to regularly scheduled homeschool.

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