Thursday, September 18, 2008
Keep it Simple, Stupid!
Yesterday after school, JB and I sat down to do our daily homework. We did a phonics lesson and reviewed math skills that they've been working on in class. For the math review, we used the button box to combine several skills: sorting & classifying, ordering numbers, comparing groups...
All of a sudden MC began gradually taking off with buttons from the button box. I heard him mumble something about his plan, but I was more focused on finishing the lesson. Later that night, my hubby and I were having a long philosophical conversation when, out of the corner of my eye, I caught something strange on the window sill. Our house seems to be the hot spot for critters of all kind, so I was curious to know what in the world could be growing, crawling or otherwise stuck under the window. Finally I got up to check it out. Lo and behold, I discovered what MC had been doing earlier.
Apparently he was much more interested in lining up the buttons than doing more sophisticated math. How appropriate for a four year old!