Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Witten Knows Lots of Stuff

I've said it hundreds of times in the past. I love Montessori. The Montessori Children's House has been the best little place for my boys and we're so grateful Witten gets to be there one more year.

The school had it's end of the year program and it was so wonderful as usual. We always look forward to the teacher's spotlight on the individual kids. Here is what Ms. Janet said about Witt:

Witten is one of the most single minded students I have seen. If he gets interested in something or wants to do something he doesn't forget about it, he keeps working at it until he figures it out. He was one of only a few students to tackle the Roman Arch and kept practicing it. He learned the names of all the Geometric Solids and knew the reward for that was cutting up a Toblerone bar and sharing it with the class. He is very inquisitive and likes to see how things work. He had a test of his patience and perseverance this month when he had to get out all the tiles for the hundreds board, organize them and put them in order. He stuck with it and learned it wasn't as hard as it looked. Keep up the persistence Witten!

Witten with Ms. Janet:

Witt with Ms. Jyoti:

I tell Witten practically every day, "I don't know what I'd do without you, kid." And its true. Witten keeps my spirits light. He cracks jokes and is our funny guy around the house. He's also my big helper. He loves to cook with me, work outside with Daddy and I, and loves the companionship of his brothers.

One of my favorite things about the Cowboy is that he loves to learn. He loves knowledge.

One day after school this past year, Witt came home and told me, "Did you know water gives you an hour of energy and the juice box's you send in my lunch EVERY DAY only give me five minutes of energy?"

"Really? Well, water is good for you."

"Yeah, so I don't need those juice box's anymore. I'm just going to drink water."

So, being the supportive mother that I am, I went out and bought those mini water bottles to send in his lunch box.

And that worked for a little while until he came home a few weeks later and said, "Mom, you know those water bottles you send in my lunch? Well, they're made plastic which is really bad if you don't recycle..."

So of course, being the supportive mother that I am, we now make a better effort to recycle.

Then a few weeks later, Witt came home with tons to tell me about UV rays and the sun and how he needs sunscreen that has at least SPF 30.

"You think you need to wear it every day hu?"


"Every day?"

"Every day."

"Witt, you wear a hat every day to school. And I put sunscreen on you whenever we're outside for a long  time."

"Mom, I AM a red head. And I do not need skin cancer on my rear-end like you."   (AND for the record, it wasn't full out skin cancer, and I don't remember telling him about the pre-cancer mole, he must have been eavesdropping on a phone conversation or something... AND, for the record, it was from fake and baking as a teenager. Tanning beds are SO BAD for you!!)

"How'd you get so stinkin' smart?"

"I go to school, Mom."

1 comment:

Judith (jyoti) Gorlick said...

Teddy, Thank you SO MUCH for sending this blog! It really made my day to see the photos and read what our dear Witt has to say when he comes home from school. As teachers, we often miss out on these precious comments and thoughts of our bright young ones, because we are so often encouraging little talk so that the children can focus on their works and usually at lunchtime, there is little time for such words of wisdom either.

So, again, THANK YOU for this wonderful share. I think the world of Witten, as I'm sure he knows, and I am extra lucky because I get to spend time with him at TKD!!

Your entire family is very special to me.

Love, Miss Jyoti