Today everyone in the 2nd grade had an opportunity to display their inventions for the "Invention Convention." Parents and grandparents were invited to come and see the children's inventions. I must admit when I first read the assignment I thought to myself, "are they kidding me?" Yes, I do have negative thoughts from time to time. I certainly was pleasantly surprised when I saw the value of the assignment and the incredible inventions the children have made.
"The Recycle Crusher" invented by an IHAN co-worker.
Below are photos from the Invention Convention. Only those children who's parents gave me permission to photograph are shown with faces. The other children's faces have been blurred or cropped for their privacy.
I did not get the name of this invention but I thought it was excellent.
This is the "Pooch Patrol."
Then....the feet were too good to pass up....thread spools :)
I think this next invention is clever too. If we had one of these hooked up to your sewing machines many of us would have smaller behinds....including me.
"The Automatic Teeth Cleaner" made me giggle....you just put your teeth up to the box. Hmmmmm....
The "Automatic Clothes Folder" is a definite must in my household and I'm glad I know who invented it because I'm going over to their house to buy the first one that comes out of the factory.
Just remove the towel and it is ready for the kitchen drawer. I'm thinking I need a robot to do all of that for me too.
The "Dial-a-Doo" made me laugh out loud. Unfortunately I did not get the best photo of this one. It is a red had and you set the dial for how you want your hair done and it does your hair for you.
The inventor of "The Kiss-A-Matic" apparently does not like giving kisses. If a kiss is required the person spins the dial and it stops at a number....then the recipient gets......
What else but a chocolate kiss. There was a line of children to spin his wheel for the chocolate.
This is "The Mail Indicator 3000" and it lets you know when your mail has arrived. "The Mail Indicator 3000 helps you to avoid superfluous and unnecessary trips to the mail box." That is an exact and direct quote. I ran for a piece of paper and a pen to write it down....talk about a Readers Digest moment. I was obviously tickled and was soooo glad I had the opportunity to go today. Superfluous....and unnecessary trips....well...there you have it.....a second grader with a vocabulary to be proud of!
There were so many more that are not included here....all of them were wonderful and imaginative. I hope you have smiled and perhaps giggled....it is moments like these that keep me filled up. Seeing all the little handwriting and drawings.....the smiling faces and the missing teeth......my heart is still singing.