Volunteering in Charlotte’s first grade class is always entertaining. Not just because I get to see my 6-year-old in action; I get to watch all the kids’ interaction. Which is hilarious at this age. Case in point today’s math lesson. My daughter was one of two elf helpers for the day so the pair led the class problems on the interactive Mimeo board. I was allowed to stay and watch. Amazing how technology has changed instruction with movable graphics and sound effects. The funny part was listening to the children “correct” other students when they questioned things. “You were gone that day, (insert name),” someone said to explain why the student was off a column in the tens category when another row of blocks had been added in their workbooks. The debating was spirited but respectful. And in the end everyone remained friends. Perhaps politicians in Washington should visit an elementary school to pick up some pointers on fair play.
Posted under Baby Thomas: Month 54
This post was written by Tara on December 13, 2012