Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Octagon, hexagon, pentagon

Tyler LOVES LOVES loves shapes. We point out shapes all the time. In almost EVERY book he has shapes. We have shape books. When he learned to identify the easy ones we went to the BIG ones. You know, the ones that have lots of sides and no one really knows if you got it right or not.

He is getting really really good at getting them right. It sounds quite odd to have him point and tell me that is a pentagon or that is a octagon. But I will happily take it.

Today I got a phone call from his school. I really thought that I would be getting a call telling me he is hungry because we didn't get him to eat. Instead we got a call asking me if I "Know that Tyler knows all his shapes and colors and can tell you what order the rainbow colors go in." And " Did you know that he knows what a octagon is? " I chuckled and thought... YEP I know. Why do I know? We play and we read, ALL day. We find octagons and we find diamonds and we find triangles. We draw circles, and squares and rectangles. We talk about hexagons and all other gon's you can think of.

If you want to know the truth. He knows what the Leaning tower of Pisa is too. And he can point to it in pictures. He can build one in his bath tub. He knows it is in Italy. He knows where China is on a map.

Best of all he knows his name and how to spell it. He knows about red cherry pie, Green trees, pink kitten noses and cows.

He remembers Christmas. He remembers our Christmas tree. He remembers how to trick or treat.

Why shouldn't he know what an octagon looks like? Or a pentagon? Or is it more he knows and we didn't know he knew.

He has been a sponge for a LONG time. Watching him sit and think and then stand up and come over and TELL us the word he was trying to figure out. To think that the time we lay on his bed for 30 minutes every day reading book after book. He is SOOO smart. He knows so much.


He knows his shapes.


Pam said...

Awesome! :)

Cynthia said...

Woo Hoo! He is an exceptional little boy. I'm so glad he now has the words needed to communicate how he's been absorbing all your loving care. Woot!

Andrea, Mrs. said...

HOORAY! That was an AWESOME phone call. Sweet, sweet, sweet!