...when I ignore Me Too. Wierd story. Kal-El was knee deep in a serious mathematical situation and needed me to watch what he was doing. Me too picked this precise moment to announce that he was going to start one of the "other" chains (he means "other than 100 and 1000 chains" that he's had presentations on). I really planned on him doing the six or seven chain next and giving him a proper presentation on them but not RIGHT THAT MINUTE. (The only reason he wanted to do a chain by the way is because I had told him "now might be a good time to do your addition board.") So, I asked him "which one?" He said, "the two chain." So I said "okay." I figured he could experiment with it and I'd show him how to do them properly later. Ummm...not necessary. A few minutes later Me Too brought me MY CAMERA to show me the following picture that HE TOOK OF HIS WORK:
After a satisfactory "you did it!" and reminding Me Too he is not supposed to just take my camera without asking, Kal-El and I went back to work. Soon we heard some chanting from across the room. Me Too was standing with his eyes squeezed tightly shut and was counting the chain from memory both forwards and backwards. "Presentation? He don't need no stinkin' presentation."
While I'm on the topic of Me Too, here are a couple of "Me Too-isms" from the week:
His cutest persistent mispronunciation: Artantica
Me: "Kal-El, you have to use common sense."
Me Too (butting in): "Common sense? Is that a Spanish word?"
Lately Me Too would much rather watch things than do things. It really disturbs my husband (and it disturbs me sometimes) but I am always reminding him (and myself) that Me Too prefers to learn by watching and listening. He can get pretty restless sometimes when I try to give him his own presentation but could spend all day watching his brother's...unless it's the Timeline of Life I guess. He usually can tell his dad more about his brother's work than his own at the end of the day. Those of you who have taught in traditional Montessori classrooms probably have him pegged. I think he would be an observing wanderer. What do you think?