The Peanut and I have been doing long addition with carrying into the tens/hundreds/thousands for about a month now, and some fractions.  The math curriculum we’re using is really intensive about the basics so we’ve been hammering math facts for a l.o.n.g. time. 

Today she says, while working on a non complicated long subraction problem, “Will, I ever get to do, you know, a problem where I have to carry backwards?  You know, cause the number is too big?”   Jaw drop.  Why yes, yes we can.  Let’s move ahead 15 lessons. 

Same day in geography.  Talking/reading about Brazil.  “The lowest temperature ever recorded in Brazil is 50 degrees F.”  She interrupts, “Those poor kids, they never get to see snow.”  

I’m sure none of this is sheer brilliance or genius.  But it is little windows into her brain that I would miss if I weren’t the person teaching her.


2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by The Garden Gnome on November 14, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Love it! So glad that you are teaching her! Have her call me and tell me all about Brazil!


  2. Posted by Sister in Sweat on November 15, 2011 at 11:10 am

    I on the other hand am quite convinced it IS sheer brilliance and genius! 🙂 I know what you mean; even though there are days I wish I was anywhere but home with a houseful of kids, there are so many little moments, I can’t imagine missing!


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