The following was a question in Primus' Daily Language Review today:
Circle the word that does NOT belong.
tractor barn skyscraper haystack
She circled tractor. Her explanation was that the other 3 are things that don't move.
I love that I had the opportunity to hear and validate her reasoning!
Whenever something like this comes up, I make sure and explain to her that if she was at "regular" school, she would have had it marked wrong. "Regular" school doesn't usually accommodate for this kind of out-of-the-box thinking.
In other, unrelated news, she found out about the concept of "A+." I had already been putting how many she got wrong (or "100%" if they were all right) at the top of her tests. She asked that I start putting A+ also when she earns it. She was SOOOO excited today to see that scrawled on top of her math page this morning. It's the simple rewards that make a difference, I suppose.