Yesterday, we took a few minutes to think about when spring is going to start. Giacomo noted that we are already seeing signs of spring outside, but we also looked at the calendar and it says that the Spring Equinox is not until March 20th. How can this be?
Can we plant seeds together? On zoom?
So, my question to you was, ‘These first five steps that you named, do you think we could do these five steps together with Saul on zoom?
“We could, but first you have to find a seed, which is pretty hard. You have to find a seed factory. You could do an apple. You could get the seed from the apple and plant the apple.” - Giacomo
I’m just wondering if we could do that on zoom from our own homes?
“You could do that, but you have to have a lot of soil. It’s easy. Find a clear spot where there’s no plant. Dig and give the ground soil to the plant.” - Giacomo
It sounds like you have a pretty clear plan on how to do this.
Are giants real?
“Is there a video of him? - GIacomo, 4.3 years
If you don't know the story of Finn MacCool and Benandonner, the giants who created the "Giant's Causeway", then the short version is that there are two giants who want to fight each other, but they must cross the water from Northern Ireland, to the Isle of Staffa in Scotland. Finn MacCool is said to have created the great causeway by throwing trees into the water to create a pathway. Eventually, they decide not to fight each other and the "Causeway" is destroyed. All that remains are hexagonally jointed basalt columns both in Scotland and Ireland.
Giacomo, do you know where Scotland and Ireland are?
“Well, they’re somewhere in space. But before, a long time ago, they were the whole earth. There were two caves and a home, and a rumbling sound like a volcano cracked their things apart. A huge way went so high and took it into space to float away to never seen again.” - Giacomo
“Mostly giants are actually bigger than the great blue humpback whale, so they lived about 100 years ago. They lived on the first day; the first day of the earth. That’s when the giants lived.” - Giacomo
“Where is the place where the Giants were?” - Giacomo, 4.3 years
Can I show you on a map where the story we read takes place? - Elyse
We watched two short videos about the "Giant's Causeway". Each retold the story of the giants in a slightly different way, but also told us about the scientific explanation behind the rock formations.
It sounds like he said that we can believe that the giants built it, or a volcano made it. What do you think? The scientist said that maybe it was created by the giants, or maybe by a volcanic eruption. Which do you think is true?
“I think eruption is true because eruptions happen often when scary things are around. I saw a face that looked a teensy bit like him [in the video].” - Giacomo
The name of this book is “Scottish mythical creatures”, and our story was about a giant, so he must be mythical. What do you think mythical means?
“It means things that lived a long, long time ago that don’t live anymore.” - Giacomo
Maybe the giants really did build it. Is that possible?
“No, I think the eruption made it. I’d like to see some more. Okay, so then I want to see another video of how it was built.” - Giacomo
The whole world