Monday, August 17, 2009

The Doodling Genes Pass On

Zaya has discovered the joy of drawing in class. Last year he was only too glad to put down his pencil or crayon and move on to better things as soon as possible, but now he turns his paper over and draws things.

Of course, being Zaya, he doesn't just draw the things one would expect from a normal, socially adjusted five year old. Here are a few of the things he brought home in the first three days. Sorry if the pictures are hard to see. I make no claim to photographic skills.

This is from a little book they made (The Blue Book) where they were supposed to draw things that are blue. It is "a nebula close to our solar system".

This is a portrait of his new imaginary character named Frigillin. He's an E-Coli bacterium, but don't worry, he only infects bad guys, specifically robbers. I asked my son how Frigillin knows the difference between robbers and just run-of-the-mill imperfect humans. He said he uses his sensory organs. Can't argue with that, I guess. Zaya can explain the details about how this one is different because it doesn't affect the large intestine, but enters the villi in the small intestine and etc. if you ask him. Mommy can't remember it all.

This is from The Red Book. He came up with a red hand, a red apple...and this. An artery with a blood cell and a virus.

Luckily, Zaya's teacher has a great sense of humor. She lets him be creative, and I'm so thankful for that.


Chandelle said...

It is a great skill to be able to talk about what you draw and see. I think this is excellent and creative!

aftergrace said...

Wow, I wish I had such an imagination!

Lilibeth said...

Ask him if his artery came from an anemic person, or if the virus was scaring the other rbc's away. Actually, I think some science teacher somewhere is going to love this someday.