Filing memories

Sprite learnt a valuable lesson about her part in her own learning this week.
When she returned from visiting Meredith and Merebith she was angry with her Memory Elephant for not creating files and folders where her memories could be filed and easily found when needed.
I found her scolding the Memory Elephant and demanding to know why the elephant had not put any of her memories in files or folders.
I reminded her that Starjump Starfish,  Maxine Cowie  had advised her  in a response that she should create images of files and folders in her mind in order to file and be able to retrieve her memories and instructed her to contact her again; but Sprite had never actually taken the step of creating files.
The Memory Elephant was looking most aggrieved! “I tried to tell her that I can only put the memories in files and folders if Sprite tells me where they have to go! She has to be responsible for setting up the files and telling me where to put all the different memories if she wants to find them again! If I just file them for her without her even thinking about it, she will never know where to find anything! A Memory Elephant can only do so much, you know!”

Packing for the New 2


The packing is proceding well; except that there are so many strangely shaped treasures to be fitted into the cartons and everyone keeps bringing more.
Intellectual Dabrowski is claiming that it is simply a matter of treating the packing like playing tetris or tangrams so that everything fits in but P’est pour Parfait, the perfectionist Poodle insists that everything must be perfectly aligned and the labels for the boxes should be colour coded and adhered in exactly the correct position.
Psycho Motor Dabrowski disagrees. He says that the Lolly Lobbing Lobster has the right idea: throw items into the boxes from a distance like shooting for goal and then give the box a shake to get everything to settle so you can put more in!

Sprite is escaping from the packing at every opportunity.
She brings things to be packed and then vanishes to talk to Ginger Pony or to visit Cybraryman at  or Mrs P. at
“I thought you might like to get a Second Life!” she told me “So I have put reminders about The Global Center for Gifted and Talented Children’s Gifted Education conferences in Second Life  on the pinboard”

“And now, while you pack my fish, I am going to visit my new friends Meredith and Merebith at