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Super Luke: The Treacherous Plant of Destruction!

Like so many boys, Luke idolized Superman when he was three and four.  Here he is in his Superman cape he wore everywhere.

Once he was five, he decided that the only thing that would be better than the man of steel would be a boy of steel, so he created Super Luke.  Here is just one stack of Super comic books.  I think I have another stack packed away in a box somewhere.

Believe me, there have been Super Luke mazes, board games, and even trading cards.  Here is a Swot Bot trading card (I hear it's a pretty valuable collector's edition).

I also found these little cut out characters in a bag in his room.

This is the newest comic book, created just this morning.

I love my bug catching, comic book writing boy.

Eat at Taco Bell

Yesterday we went through Taco Bell's drive through.  I normal don't get the kid's meals, but Isabel wasn't ordering anything and Luke wanted a meal so I said sure.  The toy is a computer disc called Neptune Quest.  It's a "create your own comics!"  It's pretty cool.  You can pick out what layout you want, what background or setting, the characters including what size and where they are placed, speech bubbles and you type in what you want them to say.  Luke spent this morning "creating" and then printing his own comic.

Root Vegetables

A great read aloud chapter book is My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett. It was old enough for my seven year old to be interested in it and yet young enough for my five year old to be able to follow and enjoy as well. I love killing two birds with one stone. (Did I just compare a book to a stone, my kids to birds and reading to them, killing them?) I have already put Three Tales of My Father's Dragon also by Ruth Stiles Gannett on my library request list! This morning we worked more on our comic book, more Math on the white board and had a lesson on braiding. I got some yarn and tied three strands together on one end. Luke was so not into it. I guess it's a girl thing. We then got a potato in some water and are waiting to see if it sprouts. I had them name vegetables they could think of that are roots. They thought of carrots, radishes and onions. We then looked up more on the internet, garlic, yams, sweet potatoes, Chinese water chestnuts and a lot of Latin named vegetables I've never heard of before. DSC07052