Saturday, March 17, 2012

Can You Guess?

I have a boy in my class who loves to think about what to draw or make...and then to create it. He's very interested in nature and draws pictures related to different natural items.

This past week, I came across him sitting with a blank piece of paper in front of him. He was staring across the room...but he wasn't really seeing anything. He looked at me.

"Are you thinking about what to draw?" I asked. He nodded. I nodded, and walked away.

A little while later, I walked back to the writing center where he had been working. I saw this.


"Tell me about your picture," I asked. And he did. Can you guess what this is? (You folks down under may have an advantage.)

I'll tell you what he drew in the comments. Don't read it until you guess.

9 comments:

  1. I guessed it! Very nice drawing. He must be a smart little fella.

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  2. I knew it was a kiwi when I saw it on the Facebook post. My son and I just saw an exhibit called Charlie and Kiwi, so I have them on the brain.

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  3. That's an excellent representation of a kiwi (says the Australian). And of a palm tree!

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  4. That's exactly what I thought when I saw it! Awesome drawing~ and wonderful that he even knew about one! :)

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  5. love that kiwi and the tropical palm tree. Beaut work Caleb From a teacher in Australia

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  6. It couldn't be anything but a kiwi!

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  7. i didn't guess but it did remind me about a boy i had in a group years ago who expressed his genius through his knowledge of birds. he could classify them, act like specific types of birds, and really got into it! i think of it like howard gardner's naturalistic intelligence--the ability to classify/taxonomize

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