|Hanging out with cousin Emma!|
Eli has also made some excellent strides in math this week. I knew that, at some point, I'd have to teach him to carry (when adding) and borrow (when subtracting), but it happened sooner than I thought. I'd once casually shown him what carrying was, but he wasn't quite ready to take on the process, so I left it alone. However, he's really been practicing addition within 100, and it came up naturally when he created some problems that required carrying forward. After explaining it once or twice, he caught on quickly. He's got the idea - but will need to practice a bit. I showed him how to borrow the next afternoon, using base 10 blocks, and he took this in stride as well. As he's practicing the addition/subtraction problems, I am definitely noticing that he has memorized some of his simpler addition facts. He is also very efficient at using his fingers as a tool, which I encourage. I'm hoping to get several "Life of Fred" lessons in this week, as he's ready again to move forward in the book (Cats).
|A rare moment that Eli stood still...!|
In other news, W is becoming more adventurous in what he's willing to eat and taste, which is also HUGE. He even tried palak paneer (an Indian dish with spinach and paneer cheese) and seemed to enjoy it. He almost drew the line this week, though, when I ordered him a "cup of dirt with worms" at a restaurant....but got excited when he saw this:
|W wasn't expecting pudding, cookies and gummy worms!|