Thursday, August 27, 2009
Isabelle came up to me while I was reading a particularly moving story about a little sweet-heart baby who had just undergone a transplant. I had tears in my eyes and goosebumps on my arm. Isabelle climbed up on my lap, looking intently into my misty eyes and stroking my arm.
“Mommy?” she asked. “Why you got polka-dots on your arm?”
It was so cute, I laughed out loud!
With the help of my wonderful sister-in-law, I am homeschooling two first graders this year. We’ve been studying the globe, the concept of North, South, East and West, continents and countries. When I asked Tristan during a review, what we call the large bodies of land separated by sea, his answer was:
Later in Language Arts when I asked him what the name of the dot was that we use for punctuation at the end of a sentence, he responded with confidence, “a pyramid!”
So close and yet so far. “A” for effort, dont you think?
I love this little man!