Tuesday, October 25, 2011

it's getting serious: 1st Grade

I totally remember 1st grade.

My teacher was super pretty. Wore a tad too much mascara but couldn't really blame her.

I remember loving to be in front of the class reading aloud (thinking I was this super duper fast reader) when I was just at a normal level.

I also remember getting into 'real' learning. It set Kindergarten apart in a big way when we started adding large numbers - numbers that were higher than our fingers could count up to.

I am watching this 6 yr old boy's 1st grade experience and I could NOT be happier. His teacher is so friendly yet so 'down to business' when it comes to math & reading. My son is falling in love with books and I just couldn't be happier.

The new thing at school is counting by 2's, 5's, 10's, 100's & so on.

So, with all the leftover candy corn from Leland's birthday party, we are making a game of it.

Everyday after school, Jude is allowed to have a small amount of candy corn if he counts them correctly. If he doesn't count them, Mommy gets them! He hasn't messed up once.

1 comment:

Debi Bellville said...

Love the candy-corn reinforcement! Gabby is right there with Jude - I love watching her devour learning and "showing off" her new-found skills. Such a precious time...