Tuesday, February 3, 2009

What time is it?

So according to my "Grand Homeschooling" plan I was going to spend the month of January teaching TS how to tell time. He has mastered counting by 2s, 5s and 10s. The concept of the passage of time has been grasped; he gets the concept of months, days, weeks and section of days. We even got him a cool CARS watch that lights up for Christmas to make the concept exciting. He picked out translucent clock from IKEA for his bathroom in December. The spouse and I would randomly mention the time via that manual clock over the holidays. Then one night before his birthday it all clicked and TS is telling time manually and digitally. HOORAY!

No drilling, no flashcards or workbooks needed for this step, he just got it. I am very proud of him! Thank you Heavenly Father for TS, he is a child of sweet spirit, eager heart and strong love.

Did this put a hole in my planning for math? Sure, but homeschooling is all about flexibility. So instead of three weeks to finish our Currclick time lapbook it took a week. Which is great but there is a storm brewing in the Sandbox that is going to shake things up.

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