Peter came running up to me one afternoon yelling
“Look, Mommy . . look, a rectangle!!”
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Peter was doing his ‘school work’ (as he likes to call it) in his Kindergarten Workbook, and we were talking about letters. Well, it had been a while since we have gone through letter recognition, so I was treading it slowly. He took off like a bandit! He remembered everything we had learning thus far, and he loves learning – so that makes it easy on me!
One of the pages we were working on, I wanted him to use the color of the word. So, ‘RED’ would be written with a RED CRAYON, etc. So, he eagerly picked up a red crayon and wrote ‘red’ in lowercase letters.
I, then, said “Great . . now write ‘red’ in uppercase letters” Thinking that I would need to help im remember what they looked like, I asked him if he would like help. He refused, insisting that he did it all by himself – and wrote ‘RED’ in all capitals.
I was impressed!!! So, I thought I’d mix things up a bit and said, “Now write the word in ‘small letters’.” He did just that . . .
I laughed at how small the letters were and asked Pete why he decided to make them SO small? He said to me, “Oh, you said ‘small’ letters . . did you mean ‘lowercase’ letters?”
Whatever, my 4 yr old just outsmarted me – nuts!!