Monday, August 18, 2008

Signs of learning

J-man is in K-4 this year. We made the decision to go ahead and start teaching him things...and he really wants to learn.

The other day, I was talking to the kids about the Bible lesson we were studying, and he got right in front of me and said, "Talk to me, too."

So I try to have his school with him all at once, at least here in the beginning, so that he can be done for the day. The first 5 lessons in ABeka Phonics and such is the Letter "I" and learning of colors. I remember playing color games with my other kids.

So we got our color signs out, and he went on a color search.
I sent him to his room for the color green.
The color black was the hard one.
Then I asked him where this little Kingon figure should go, and he agreed with me that the uniform was mostly black. so there ya go.

I was a bit surprised when he qualified the Yellow #2 pencil as Orange. Until we added it to an orange group. The yellow #2 is actually orange.

See the brown dog? I told him that the brown dog was lonely and could he go find something else brown for the brown dog.

He looked at the brown dog. He looked at the Red lady bug and he put them side to side.

Problem solved.
No more loneliness at all. For either one.

I was laughing.
Class was dismissed.


A&EMom said...

You just said the dog was lonely, you didn't specify that the dog was discriminatory.

Kathleen aka Coffee Mom said...

You didn't specifiy that the brown dog only rolled with other brown things. I think the ladybug is an excellent choice for a friend ;-)

Monkey Giggles said...


Thank you for taking the time to share your favorite season.

Growin' with it! said...

cutie patootie!

Poopsie said...

Gotta' love those little guys. They only catch the lessons they see. :) How awesome he chose the friends one over the colors. :)

Anonymous said...

That is adorable-I like the way he thinks! My Susanna will be 4 in October & she is wanting to do some school type things, too. I got a pan of rice for her to write letters in & a book w/ the letters in to look at while we're doing it. Each letter has something next to it, so now she is calling the letter "Z" zebra, the letter "G" goat, the letter "R" rabbit, etc. LOL Hmmmmm. Holly

TobyBo said...

orange has always been Miss Language's favorite and it still surprises me how hard it is to determine what is orange. Everyone draws the line different on yellow/orange/red. I'm glad you have those color things to give a definitive answer.

appleleaf said...

How gorgeous. J-Man is the same age as Blake. What interested, busy little people they are. I like you incorporated activity, actually running to find the different colours, into his lessons.
BTW, Happy Blogoversary. Those 2 years probably flew for you.

call*me*kate said...

Young kids often amaze me at how they see life. Sounds like a good day of learning.

Thanks for your comments about my 20th and our photo. It was such a good day. 20 years came upon us too quickly. Todd kept saying, "How can it be 20 years?"

Happy 11th to you and your husband (you didn't say when it was or will be)! Be thankful for everything you can in your marriage and in your husband. It helps when things aren't so good.

Please pray for Todd as he has his surgery this Friday (if you didn't read my latest post already). Thanks!

Take care,

Vicki said...

Oh! You are making me wish for another child! What a precious day you had. (I'll wait for grand-kids, lol)