Homework: Adults’ thinking

Show your parents your comments from yesterday’s homework and explain that this unit is all about how people’s thinking can change. Ask them how their thinking has changed as they have grown older. Get several examples and make a detailed comment to tell us about them.

  1. Zola
    February 28, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Hi 6SS,

    When my mom was young she wouldn’t worry about time but as she got older she started thinking about time a lot more.

  2. Pat
    February 28, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    Hi 6SS,
    When my mom was young she thought that when she did charity she could go to heaven when she died but now she’s not sure if there is heaven so she thinks that the joy you get from charity is heaven. Another thing that she thought when she was young was that when you work and get lots of money you get happy but now she thinks that it doesn’t matter if you get lots of money or not you just need to like your work. 😉 🙂 ;| 😐 ;( 😦

  3. Mara
    February 28, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    My Mum said that everything was made in Australia but now she knows that there’s a world around her, not just Australia. 😀 😀 😀 😀 😉 😉 😉 😉

  4. February 28, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    My mum said when I was a teenager I used to think that staying home by herself was boring. But now she thinks its a very special time to relax, re-energize and get things done.

    She said when she was a child she used to think that the resources on the planet would stay forever. But now she thinks the resources are becoming scarce, so we have to take care of them.
    😀 🙂 😛 😉

  5. Aryan
    February 28, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    my mom used to think that the sun goes underground. But now she knows that it doesn’t go underground but the earth turns.

    She said that she also thought that you could touch clouds. But now she knows that it is water vapor.

  6. Gina
    February 28, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    my dad said I use to think I can ride around the world

    I think i am too old to ride the bike around the city

    Sorry it is not that detailed because both my parent are too busy for the whole afternoon

    Gina 😛

  7. Stefan
    February 28, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    My parents weren’t here so I interviewed my mothers sister.

    When she was little she thought that the spirits were made by fairy but now she thinks that she herself makes her own spirits for her own life.

  8. February 28, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Hi! :mrgreen:
    ➡ My mom said that she used to think that there was a monster going around her town(she lived in a peaceful country which was full of mountains). Also she thought that the wolf from the mountains will get her but now she doesn’t.
    She used to think that ghosts lived in the graveyard but now she doesn’t think that. My mom thought that she could ride on clouds. Also she thought she could pick a star from the sky like picking a apple from the tree.
    🙄 It was funny hearing all those stuff!

  9. February 28, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    When my mom was young she thought that whatever she watched in T.V was real so whenever she watches T.V and someone acting to die, my mom thought it was real. But now she knows that T.V is not always real.

    Madhav ❗ ❓

  10. Pan
    February 28, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    Hi 6SS,
    My mom used to think that ghosts exist in the world, and she also use to be very scared of the dark.
    Now she still doesn’t know if ghosts exist or not but she is not scared of ghosts anymore.
    Pan 😀 😛 🙂 😉

    • Pan
      February 28, 2012 at 6:02 pm

      🙄 :mrgreen:

  11. February 28, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Hi 6SS,

    My mum used to think that that there were witches, goblins, fairys, wizards and dragons. Now she thinks that that they are created to explain unusual situations or events.

    She used to think the world was a big place….but now she thinks it is so small because of aeroplanes have opened up the world to some people!

    She used to think when she was younger that having money would make you happy but now she thinks and knows that money can’t buy you happiness you have to create it your self.

    She used to think that having children would be amazing, but know sh thinks it is way to hard perticually the homework! (this is all because of Molly!!)

    She used to think pink was the best colour in the world bu now she ‘knows’ that it is turquoise!!

    She used to think that resources were unlimited but now she knows that you have to look after natural resources!

    She used to think we had lots of time and passed slowly. Know she knows that time rushes right buy.



    • miz
      February 28, 2012 at 7:11 pm

      woh billy Ms. Jane is so helpful to your homework.

  12. February 28, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Hi 6SS,

    When my mother was little she used to think that people in T.V could see her. And she also thought she could touch the clouds but she found out that its just water vapor. She also thought that the colour of snow could change. And she also thought than in the end of each rainbow there would be a pot of gold.

    Melis 😀

    • February 28, 2012 at 7:09 pm

      Hi Melis,

      What does your mother think about now about these things? Did it change?


  13. Hannah
    February 28, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    I interviewed my moms cousin and he said when he was little the thought every politician always wanted the best for the people but now he thinks that some can want the the best for its people but some just want wealth.

    Another time when he was little he thought that the stairs to hell would begin in the cupboard that was standing in the attic of his friends house because there was a misplaced lock in the back part of it. Now he thinks that its only a misproduced piece of wood, although he still believes it a tiny bit!!


  14. Tamanna
    February 28, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    Hello 6SS,

    When my mom was young she watched fighting movies and when they got hurt she thought they were really getting hurt and she was feeling really bad but know my mom knows that it is just a movie they don’t get hurt.

    When my mom was young there was a plant called money plant and she thought she could just pick out money from the plants but now she knows that they have money plates to make money.

    When my mom was young she thought we could call god from the phone but now she knows we can only call each other not god.


  15. February 28, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Hi everyone,

    My mom told me that she thought that there is one god and that it only had one shape (such as the same perspectives the looks, etc.) Now she thinks that the god can be in different shape which depend what religion you believe in. She says it depends on you perspective. She also thought that the people were separated in to different types: bad and good. Now she thinks nobody’s perfect and that there is no person that is completely bad or good. It also depends of how you think of that person. She also says that you can’t say something, for example a culture or a pencil case is good or not. She thinks this also doesn’t have a good or bad opinion because it depends on your opinion. She also thought that having a happy life is filling up the sea as far as she could see with people she knows. She now thinks that it’s more important to know 3 or 4 people very deeply so then you can even know their feelings, habits and more even without talking to each other. After talking to her I knew that she was a very thoughtful person from the start. I got to know her better.

    See you,


    • February 28, 2012 at 7:34 pm

      Hi everyone,

      I just want to add on. My mom thought world is a massive huge place. But now she thinks it’s a small place because when you have friends that are very close to you and they leave, it never means you can’t meet eachother. She says you will meet eachother again so it’s a small place.

      See you,


  16. Andrea
    February 28, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Hi 6SS,

    When my dad was a kid, he used to think WWF (World Wrestling Federation) fights were for real and the wrestlers hurt each other badly in the ring but now he knows that these wrestlers choreograph the fight before they go into the ring. He also used to imagine that in the future, man could make video calls on their phone and now, it turned out to be true in his lifetime!

    My mum used to think that only smokers would get lung cancer but now she found out that even non-smokers could get lung cancer too!

  17. February 28, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Heyy guys,

    My mom and I had a great conversation together. I told her that this is sort of like the quote “Every child is an artist but the challenge is to remain one when you grow up.” I really like the quote and same with my mom. When she was young she saw lots of lilly pads and thought that we could float on them. She also thought that we could go up to the clouds and sit there all day. I always thought about having as pegasus of my own after watching movies.

    See ya,


  18. 19pochrakamolp
    February 28, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    Hi 6SS

    I interviewed my maid because my parents aren’t home yet

    My maid used to think that fairies exist but now she doesn’t because she found out that fairies only exist in the story world when she was about 7 or 8 years old

    My maid used to think that every Klong and every river had crocodiles or alligators in them so she was really scared and she was afraid to swim in the rivers or Klongs. But when she was 9 she discovered that crocodiles mainly live in the zoo or in the crocodile farm soshe wasn’t afraid anymore.


    • 19pochrakamolp
      February 28, 2012 at 8:06 pm

      Sorry there was a mistake

  19. 19vint
    February 28, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    I’m sorry I cannot do this because my mom is on a flight to London and my Dad is at a party and he is not answering my calls.

  20. victor
    February 28, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Before, my mom used to think that there was “good” and “bad”. Now she thinks that all is “good”. All experiences in life are good experiences, because in the end they all bring you further and even the bad experiences can be a blessing she says. So now she feels love for all.
    she also used to think that one religion was better than the other but now she knows that it all goes to the same source.

  21. victor
    February 28, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    My mom also thought that life was already written… now she says that we are the creators of our live… its up to us to write our own story.

  22. February 28, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Hi everyone!

    When my dad was very little he used to think that the earth was flat and if you kept on going too much you would fall off earth and fly threw the galaxy talking to aliens. My dad thought that you could leave the planet very easily and go to another galaxy in the universe. But when he was around 10 he went on a boat and sailed to the sea for a long time but he didn’t fall off from the planet so he thought that the planet was round and not flat. At that time he realized that the world is not flat but the world is round and if you keep on sailing you will go back to the spot where you started if you go straight.

    My dad used to think that yetis existed in the caves. And they would only come out at night. He said that he used to think that they would come out and find their pray and eat them. But when he saw the picture and video he thought it was fake and he thought it was just a rumor that some random guy started. But some scientists say that the yeti is real and exists.

    My dad used to think that tadpoles and frogs weren’t related at all. His thinking changed when he read a book about them. He looked at the cycle and found out that he was wrong. But now he knows that tadpoles are related to frogs and tadpoles are the babies of the frogs.

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