February 21, 2008

His Idea, I Swear


From the time we arrived home from school today until the time we went upstairs to read books, with one grudging break for dinner, Mr. D worked on this amazing project.

The 10 times tables from one to 102. (He wanted to get to 1000 and then wowed himself by going past it.)

I provided the notebook paper and occasional coaching with regards to the orientation of the "bump" of a nine. (Eventually he figured this out himself, repeating my reminder, not like a P, not like a P," under his breath.)

He's looking forward to showing his teacher Ms. Fabulous, tomorrow. I'm tempted to attach a Post-It that says, "His idea, I swear!"

7 comments:

Tracy said...

Holy nubby pencil, Batman! Someday, this will all make sense vis a vis what he chooses to do with his life, and you'll say, "Yeah, well...I'll never forget that night you wrote out all the 10 times tables to 102 -- and NOW look at you!"

JAXTER said...

is there anything left of his little fingertips? I have to say I am very impressed and what a great story for his potential future kids...

Stacy said...

Wow.....such neat handwriting, too. No need for flashcards at your house I can see.

Chelle said...

Grammy will be _so_ impressed, and I have to say I am too.

Wendy said...

OMG!

Sharkb said...

Very impressive. It warms my beancounter heart.

webs said...

It's so amazing to watch kids when they get an idea in their little heads! Amazing work Mr. D!

Did I ever tell you what E said she did in her Kindergarten readiness assessment? "I tried to count to 1000, but I ran out of time!"