Monday evening, Bailey sat down to write an essay about Tigers. Yes, write. Not type. He had been in his room a while before I decided to go check in on him. He’d gotten quite a bit accomplished already, but he found himself stuck. He said he needed five facts, within the essay. He had three that he came up with on his own. Honestly, I assumed he’d come down stairs and see if he could “Google” it. He never did. I sat down on his bed, trying to think of facts that were so common. We all know, Tigers have stripes. I just happened to look over and see Jason’s old green box!
So, what’s in the box? Wildlife facts!
He’s had these, I don’t know, 25 years! I opened it, and hoped so badly that there was one in there for Tigers. I know what you’re thinking, why wouldn’t you just Google it? Bailey never asked, so I never suggested it. I knew there was a good chance, we weren’t going to get lucky. It’s missing some cards.
Well, look at that! We found it! This is the one and only time I’ll be happy with the fact that Jason keeps everything! Bailey was able to finish his essay, which turned out very well! We did not need to use the internet, which made me proud for some reason.
The coolest part of it was, they were Jason’s. He got a big kick out of it. They did come in handy, I’ll give him that! These will come in handy for years to come. There are facts about animals, I’ve never even heard of!
So, my question to you is, where do you get your facts? Do you go straight to Google? I know, most do. Do you own an encyclopedia? Dictionary? Do you have anything different like what Jason has?