Friday, January 30, 2009

1, 2, 3, it's not that easy!

Luke is full of life.  
Last night he told me to go take a bath and he would take care of the other boys.  :)

Tonight, made me sad.  Luke said he didn't want to go back to school.
He said he can't learn his numbers.
His teacher is wonderful and adores him.  Don't worry she's not "out there" or anything. 
He is just having trouble with one to one correspondence with 9, 10, 11, 12.
He'll show me 12 cubes, but he just can't get identifying the numbers yet.  That is 9-12.

He also shared with me that he wanted to learn them better than anybody.
The boy has tenacity!
He is a kinestetic/hands on learner.  He learns by touching.  Tomorrow, he and I will cut numbers out of sandpaper.  :)

Please pray for him to be protected from discouragement.   Pray for his teacher and me to know how to help him the best we can.  We really think a little time is all he needs.  Some things just click after awhile.  I am still waiting to understand math!  :)

What I am most proud of his Luke's desire to do well.  He works so hard and is diligent!  


J said...

I hope you guys have a great time cutting out sandpaper numbers...too fun!

We've had a little taste of that too, with the numbers, that is.

Hang in there!

Tonja said...

He will get it when you least expect it. But, be will be when his brain is ready to comprehend it. He will be fine...this I know!

Kendall Palmer said...

Hey, give me a call in the morning. I have a few exercises that AC's Occupational Therapist did with her. I think they might really help.

Bill, Misty, Will, and Laura Ann said...

Will had a hard time with pink and purple. He now knows them well! Now we are working on subtraction and word problems. I am so happy for Luke that he has drive. That is an important part of being a scholar, I think. Tell him that Will's Mom said that he will glorify God even more when he learns something that was hard to get. He can tell others that he asked God to help him learn his numbers and that prayer works, in God's timing, according to His will!

Darby said...

Sweet Luke... I love that picture. We're not there yet so I don't have any advice to give... but I'll probably call you one day and ask "so, how did you get Luke to get his numbers!?" Hope y'all are having a wonderful weekend!

Paula (SweetPea) said...

You have a great boy there for sure.

When you said you are cutting numbers out of sandpaper I kind of cringed...I felt the scissors go across the rough paper...kind of like nails on a board. Sounds wierd and not sure why I felt the need to share that.

I admire his desire and tenacity to learn. Isn't that most of the battle? Isn't that the making of a great student?!!