Small Wins Wednesday: Observational drawing

Published by Lori Pickert on February 26, 2014 at 09:21 AM

Carrie shared this photo of her daughter’s project notebook on Twitter: “Notebooks aren't just for grown-ups! Love my kid's #pbh book.”

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Every Wednesday we’re going to share a small win from the forum, Twitter, the Facebook page, or (with the writer’s permission) from the mail bag.


Family field trip to the dam for their National Engineering Week event. For the first time packed clipboards and paper for sketching, per Lori’s suggestions. To be honest, I thought they would just be something extra I had to lug around for five hours, but something utterly unexpected and utterly amazing happened. My son made five different sketches. Three of them were during the guided tour into the powerhouse where he had to sketch fast. I thought that would discourage him but it didn’t.

Later he said his favorite thing was the sketching, although he amended it to second favorite. First favorite was going partially inside a generator.

Bonus: In an attempt to model sketching, I sketched my own version of the powerhouse generators. The ranger who accompanied the tour said to me, “You’re BOTH artists!?” I looked at my *sketch* and had to chuckle. “Ya…ya…I guess we are.” — Kat, from the current Master Class forum


Why do we share small wins? Because we put on our attention on what we want to grow, and we want to leverage those small victories. We support each other, celebrate each other’s successes, and we do everything we can do make more of the good stuff!

Have you had a small win this week, whether it’s related to PBH or not? Please share in the comments!


Comment by Lori Pickert on February 26, 2014 at 04:02 PM

great win! :)

Comment by Kerry on February 26, 2014 at 01:41 PM

Love the notebook pic and the field trip story! My small win this week, embracing my kid's BIG ideas, even though they force me out of my comfort zone. And, more journaling! yay. :)

Comment by Lori Pickert on February 26, 2014 at 04:03 PM

we need to share your win, kerry. next wednesday? it’s such an inspirational story. and so many people struggle with their children’s big, possibly unrealistic plans! :)

Comment by Shelly on February 26, 2014 at 03:06 PM

My daughter HATES math. Since we unschool, it's the only actual curriculum we use. I bought a whiteboard earlier today and now I just found her doing math problems on the whiteboard...just because she felt like it! Multiplication, subtraction, fractions, division, and a word problem- she got them all correct, too! I think I know where we'll be doing math for a while!

Comment by Lori Pickert on February 26, 2014 at 04:04 PM

awesome! :)

Comment by dawn suzette on March 3, 2014 at 04:53 PM

Love this sharing!
While traveling down the hwy I worked with my son to hatch a plan to study The Resistance during WWII. He even talked to his dad, who was driving the Uhaul ahead of us, on the walkie-talkie about it. He had hit a low in his research and this was a great step forward.
Looking forward to getting to the library ASAP when we get back to Halifax! ;-)

Comment by Lori Pickert on March 3, 2014 at 05:13 PM

that sounds awesome! :)

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