Saturday, February 12, 2011

Yeah!


[Please note before we get started here that E woke up with this hair. And yes, he is getting his annual birthday picture taken today. Excellent.]

Eion has a poem each week to memorize and then recite in front of the class. This activity is generally the bane of our existence and much maligned by all. But seeing as we cannot escape the assignment, we have developed a system for memorization. I read off a line and E parrots it back to me. Repeat as necessary until he has it down. This week was a bit of a challenge.

The poem was:

George Washington was the first President.
Abe Lincoln freed the slaves.
Pocahontas was a brave Indian girl.
Betsy Ross our flag she made.

And our work session went as follows:

Me: George Washington was the first President.
E: Yeah!
Me: No Eion, this is your poem. You need to repeat it. George Washington was the first President.
E: Yeah!
Me: No E - repeat after me: George Washington was the first President.
E: George Washington was the first President.
Me: Good! Now the next line: Abe Lincoln freed the slaves.
E: Yeah, he did!

I am not expecting a stellar score this week.

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