From Tracie: Homeschooling Hyperbole With Katarina

Monday, October 01, 2012

Homeschooling Hyperbole With Katarina

Each morning Katarina does free writing as a part of her homeschool. She often writes about her day with a humorous slant. I think she has a personal goal to make me laugh at least once when I read her notebook.

Last week she had a cold that interfered with her writing. When I opened up her notebook I found:

"I am sneezing a lot. Later I will be able to build a Mt. Everest out of tissues. It will be life sized. It is hard to sneeze and write at the same time."

Later that day she was working on English, and the workbook assignment was to write a poem. The topic was provided as well as some words to help students get started. This was Katarina's response:

"I don't like writing poems when they give me some of the words. It stifles my creativity. They just took my creativity, shut it up in a box, and mailed it to Singapore. Without my creativity, I may never be able to write again."

That special poem assignment was followed by a section on hyperbole.

Clearly we didn't need to spend much time on that section, because Katarina is well acquainted with hyperbole. They are great friends.


  1. That is one epic writer in the making!

  2. I love it! How cute is she? Of course, she is a writer just like her mama :)

  3. Lol that is so something my youngest would do or say. I think we are in trouble that our kids are this smart already.

  4. She is freaking awesome. Tell that girl to update her blog!

  5. Your kid rocks! Thanks for the morning giggle. :)

  6. LOL! She sounds very clever.
    Thanks for stopping by Tinsel & Tine

  7. Oh my gosh, she is so amazing. I love those!