Monday, January 26, 2009

You Learn

The young mind is an amazing thing, especially when you get to witness the light bulb go on.

My 5 year old grandson is an emerging reader. We're just about finished with the Kindergarten version of Hooked On Phonics. He was getting the hang of it but not fully putting all together, until very recently.

He spelled out "HOTWHEELS" with magnetic letters and numbers. He did this without any help or looking at a Hotwheels toy or logo.

He said he used the "X" because it was the closest to the letter "H," which there was only one of, and an upside down "3" because it looked the closest to an "E." I never would have thought to do any of that.

I need to buy more magnetic letters and numbers. I hope my refrigerator exterior can accommodate more words.

I had a scheduled doctor's appointment today, and had him look at my toe while I was there. It's not broken, and if it was they couldn't really do much for it, other than tape it to the other toe. It's just bruised.

Saturday's song:
Special - Garbage



AKA Alice said...

It's just the best thing ever when they "get it" and break the code (that's reading-teacher lingo for seeing that all those symbols actually stand for sounds, and that those sounds put together make words) very, very, very cool!

Glad the toe's OK. You don't need any injuries!

Pat said...

did better than I. I have trouble with the word verification.

Anonymous said...

WOW! How smart is he? That's really, really great!

SOOOO sorry to hear about your poor little pinky toe. Hope it heals fast and you are back to running soon.

LOVED the pics below too. Hubby looks great!

Poor little kitties, but at least they're eating CLEAN! LOL!

KatieFeldmom said...

Alanis Morrisette
I love watching Brian think things through. You can just tell the little wheels are turning in his head as he figures something out.

Backofpack said...

Your little guy is amazing! Love the thought process that went into that. Yay!

Deene said...

glad your toe is not broken. i hate it when i jam my toes.
aaw, it's so cute when kids "get" something.

Irene said...

AKA Alice,
Yep, the wheels are turning. :)


Thanks. It's only bruised. I think I'll survive. ;) Those kitties look pretty well taken care of!

Cool, isn't it?! I love watching him learn and getting it!

I guess you could call that creative writing!

It's just a little sore but I can still run on it. The kid constantly amazes me.