Thursday, July 9, 2009

Anna Counting

It is fun to see some basic math concepts clicking in Anna's head lately. She's figured out how to count objects and can figure out how many of something there are accurately up to about 10. Yesterday we were eating cinnamon rolls and she and Josie had torn theirs into pieces. She kept wanting to know how many pieces she had and would count and recount the number on her plate (the number kept changing as she and Josie traded pieces back and forth). Then she decided she wanted to have 3 pieces because she is 3 years old, so she counted how many she had. She had 4. She looked at me and I could see the wheels turning in her head. She slowly took one away, looked at me, grinned, and asked "Do I have 3 now?" as she recounted them to make sure. Yup, you did your subtraction correctly, Anna. I was impressed. Math in the real world.

I feel so privileged and a bit in awe to be able to stand back and watch my girls learn and grow. They take in the world around them and understand a bit more of it each day and sharpen their own abilities both mental and physical.


Jo Miller said...

Moms are the best teachers! Just talking together and letting them try. Thanks for being such a good teacher, Katie. I know you encourage all the exploring that she does and are always ready to discover with her. And then it is such fun to see Anna share with Josie. Ruth will be trying to catch up soon.
love you,

akamilby said...

Ahhhh! Well done Anna! You are getting so big. Grandma Jo is right, you will be a good helper to teach Josie and Ruthie about numbers. Kates, can you believe that in three more months you'll be the mother of a four year old? Wow, time flies, and little girls and boys get bigger. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Kim said...

One of my favorite parts of being a mom. It really almost feels sacred to be able to witness something so, I don't know, intimate? The growing and changing and maturing of a beautiful mind, heart, and soul.

How blessed are we moms! And, how blessed am I to be able to post to your blog! LOL