Saturday, January 28, 2012

Moments to Remember: Jon, the literary mathematician

I'm joining with 1+1+1=1 and homeschool creations this week to post a moment I want to remember from this week.

Moments to Remember was developed as a simple way to look back on our week as homeschoolers and find photos that encompass the memories we want to remember.

The week may have been tough, there may have been more bumps than smiles, but in the end these are the moments that keep us going, the ones we need to remember.

This boy has always loved words--taught himself to read at 4 years old. One of his favorite toys were the magnetic letters. Thankfully, he's still pretty good at math, although he'd rather read or be read to any day of the week. I'm curious to see how God is going to use his gifts and strengths--even his weaknesses--in the future. Above you can see his math paper, in which he was supposed to draw a picture to show 3 hundreds + 2 tens + 7 ones. They were looking for 3 large squares, 2 skinny rectangles, and 7 small squares, but he decided to show it with his name: 3 J's, 2 O's, and 7 N's. Always thinking letters...and outside of the box. This totally made me smile. :)


Shawna said...

I can't believe he is doing multiplication already! They don't do it until 3rd grade at Lakota. And I like the way he used letters. What a smarty pants!

Heather said...

Shawna, the only multiplication is by 10's and we just started that. Ironically, Sam thought that part was really fun--he'll be my math whiz for sure! :)

Bronwyn said...

Its lovely when they show creativity and ingenuity when doing worksheets - definitely something worth remembering. He is doing really well!

Jenny K said...

Love this moment! So creative to do that with letters!

Sarah said...

So true how each of our kids has unique abilities! Love the moment!