Her precious kindergarten face looked up at me in surprise, “It’s magic!” she said.  At her teacher’s request I had taken her to my room for a bit of one on one teaching to help out with some math readiness.

The situation was this:  I had four two inch blocks.  I set them out on the table and asked her to count them, which she could do.  “One, two, three, four.” Then I moved them together so they were touching each other.

“How many blocks now?”  “One,” she said.

“No, sweetie, see there are four. Watch one, two, three, four,” as I separated them.

“How many?”  “Four,” she would say.

“Right, now put them together.  How many blocks?”  “One,” she would answer.

After several times of doing basically the same thing, I put them together.  Her little eyes lit up with delight,  “It’s magic!” she said.

Not only do we sometimes not learn, but worse, we sometimes come up with the wrong answer.  The smiles we must bring to God’s face, as he says, “My ways are not your ways, neither are my thoughts, your thoughts.”  Then he tenderly says, “Let’s do it again.”  Oh, the love and patience of our Heavenly Teacher.

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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4 Responses to IT’S MAGIC

  1. Faye says:

    Unity. Your illustration is a perfect illustration of what God’s heart is for His Children. Individual but
    when seen as ONE a powerful beautiful Bride of Christ. Maranatha! then can we say…… ‘Come, Lord Jesus! Come!

  2. shoreacres says:

    It’s really great when we can catch a snapshot of mental development, like this one. We see babies discovering their fingers and toes — suddenly realizing that they’re attached — or reaching out for the moon, with no idea that it’s unreachable. Your kindergarten girl was far beyond that, but still was seeing the world concretely. Such fun!

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