Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Quiet Please!

One of the books that the kids had to read today, for life in the middle ages, talked about monks and how sometimes groups of them would take on the job of praying for everyone else. They believed that if they didn't speak they would gain wisdom through silence.

The book challenged the kids to stay silent for as long as they could. To use a pencil and write down what they needed to say.

So it was a somewhat quiet morning. The girls actually did better than the boys. But by lunch everyone except Faith had given up on their vow of silence. Although, Faith was writing so much that I made the point that she wasn't really being silent. Just because she wasn't using words she was still non-stop talking on paper!

Exasperated, she gave up and declared that she just had too much to say.

So much for wisdom through silence.



KeithJonesBlog said...

You should have made her blog to communicate.

Or make her blog aboutt he experience now.

These are subtle hints that her blog is drastically out of date.

I do love reading the poems, but...

Joni said...

Interesting. I never thought of writing as not being silent. Hmm.

Anonymous said...

Does that remind you of anything? Remember studying for our sign language class at MCC? Your mom thought we were so annoying that she came in and literally taped our mouths shut! I don't think that worked for very long either. We always had so much to say!
-Alicia :0)