Sunday, July 19, 2009

Actual Educational Value Demonstrated

Q-ster’s preschool artwork used to come back with his name scrawled in his own handwriting, but I noticed that his summer session teachers have been writing his name for him. I told him that he could tell his teachers that he could do it himself, and then we practiced writing it a few times just to be sure.

He expanded the number of letters that he writes well when he decided to conquer writing “Obi-wan Kenobi,” so I thought I’d see if he’d be up for another challenge.

“Can you write Buster’s name?”

“No,” he replied. Then he lifted his head, and and before I could get him to sound it out, I saw the wheels spinning in his brain. “Oh! The stool!” He ran to the playroom, where we keep the two wooden footstools sent by Aunt RuggerMom, decorated with puzzle pieces spelling out the boys’ names.

Q-ster returned triumphantly and recited, “B-U-S-T-E-R!”

Making good use of tools, the boy is.

5 comments:

mayberry said...

S-m-a-r-t!

Bob said...

Clever

Amber said...

Q-ster is clearly one smart cookie! :)

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

I like it when they figure it out themselves...

Jen said...

Wow, that is one smart kid. I'm impressed, and have made note to get these stools for my future children. With words like "Imagination" and "Oxymoron" and "Esoteric" and "Serendipity"