Highlight of my week

I volunteered at school this week, and I was to ask children to count to 100, record how far they could count and any numbers they repeated or skipped.

There were a couple of times when I got a little nervous about making it home that night. Two different boys did exactly the same thing. At 39, each one said, 30. From there, on to 39… and then, again 30. I was instructed not to coach or lead them to 100. After about 4 rounds of this, I began to wonder if I would be making it home in time to cook dinner. Finally, each one caught on.

One little boy looked at me and said, “I can’t count to 100. Only my brother can do that.”

“Why don’t you try and see how far you can go.”

He counted all the way to 99; no skips, no repeats. Then, he looked at me and said, “What do I do now?”

“Say, 100.”

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4 comments on “Highlight of my week
  1. I love this! I laughed like crazy! BTW do you know that there is this huge space at the beginning of your blog and one has to scroll down a long way before getting to the posts? Some people might not realize they can do this, and miss your wonderful blog!
    -Phyllis

  2. Hmmmm. No space on my browser…..

    As a teacher who has undergone this type of assessment process on occasion, I am totally with you 😀 The next step is to ask what comes after 100. Having counted beautifully through all the tens to 100, they will often jump straight to 200. It’s a developmental stage that teachers often miss.

  3. So, sweet! And funny! I volunteered at my oldest daughters school years ago and it is like a laugh a minute!

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