Literally literal

The other day during school Ethan and I were cutting out objects to finish the pattern on a worksheet. Most of the pictures had dotted line squares around them to show where to cut, the circles didn’t. So I said “Just cut the circles square” or something to that effect. Then continued on cutting out the pieces that I had. Then Ethan says “Oh, I literally cut the circle into a square” I turned and looked and yes he had in fact cut the circle into the shape of a square. I forget that I have to be careful with what I say because Ethan always goes for the literal meaning. On the other hand, I was very impressed to hear a 5 year old use literally in the correct context.

Today we will finish Concept 3 Unit 1 in Moving Beyond the Page. We had a rough go at rhyming words but true to form a nights sleep and he just gets it (I would love to get a glimpse into the way his mind works)We are about 1/3 of the way through Mathmatical Reasoning Level B and we are so much happier with it then with RightStart Math.

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