Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Slight Misunderstanding

The other day the family loaded up in the minivan and headed to Pierce's Open House.  His class has 16 students and two teachers.  One of the teachers told me the cutest story that I had to share.

The assignment was to color pictures red if they were supposed to be red.  And if they weren't supposed to be red, the teacher told them to "X it out".

So what did Pierce do?  Well he colored the appropriate items red, of course.

But then, instead of "X it out" on the peas, which are supposed to be green, look what he did...
Yup, he wrote the word "Exit".  Granted, the letters aren't in order, but cute, huh?  And here I didn't even know he knew how to write Exit.  I confess I like Pierce's take on "X it out".  Now he just needs to work on his coloring in the lines technique....

35 comments:

E @ Act Fast Chef said...

So cute! It's so funny what you think is a clear direction can sound so different to a little one!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love his take on the assignment. It would be too easy to just put an x. What great higher level thinking skills he was using!

Gone Country said...

Great story and pretty smart! By coloring outside the lines maybe he's going to be able to 'think outside the box'!

It sounds like he's enjoying school!

Sandra Orchard said...

How cute! Brings back so many memories of kids proudly bringing their drawings to be posted on the fridge. Next you'll be posting pics of your fridge. :)

Sonya Heilmann said...

Haha! Cute! I wouldn't have thought "exit" but it makes sense!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Makes perfect sense to me! Good for you Pierce! :)

Samantha said...

He's a creative guy..thinking outside the box!

Melodie said...

That is cute!

Texan said...

I love it! LOL being a person who tends to take things to literal, so I have been told. :O) I guess he took the teacher at her words didn't he! ROFL

TexWisGirl said...

LOL! brilliant!

Jill said...

Good job Pierce! That is so cute!

Carolyn said...

I love it! That is just awesome. Very literal!

I am constantly amazed at what my daughter knows that I didn't know she knows. (Tongue twister)

Luisa Rodríguez said...

haha super cute!!



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Tracie said...

That is adorable!

Knitty said...

I hope you keep that with the explanation for him for future years. What a sweet story. :)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

He's brilliant! I hope his teacher "gets" that!

Anonymous said...

That is genius! He was doing exactly what the teacher told him :) Great story Lisa. Gloria

blueviolet said...

That's just the cutest thing! Love this!

Chris said...

He's a smart kid.

I couldn't spell my name until I was 32.

(Florida) Girl said...

Cuteness.

Mommyof2girlz/StephD said...

Oh my that is so cute...lol Thanks for stopping by we are settling in wonderfully :)

An Irish Italian Blessing said...

Aww that's too cute! He's probably the only one who really followed the instructions, she said "Exit out", lol :)

Ginny said...

This is great, he went way beyond the call of duty! You need to save this paper! So cute!

Dawn said...

Now THAT is one VERY smart kiddo...and thinking OUTSIDE of the box is the best way to be!!!
Love it:)

Chatty Crone said...

A+ for Pierce! sandie

Angela said...

Pierce is just too cute Lisa! Gotta love that!

My son would get in trouble for not coloring the entire picture because he was afraid he would get in trouble for coloring outside the lines which they would yell at them for that too. He just couldn't win! I wish I didn't send him to that school.....

Valerie said...

Too cute! When Amy was that age she surprised all of us by singing out one day-S-T-O-P stop! when we got to a stop sign. We didn't know she knew the letters and certainly not the word!

What an exciting time for Pierce:)

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Smart little guy! I think that deserves extra credit!

Life 101 said...

I wish I had been that smart when I was his age....heck, come to think of it, I'm not that smart now.

Sweet Virginia Breeze said...

Adorable! He follows directions perfectly.

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

So cute...and smart! Coloring in the lines is so overrated. :)

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Cute is the word

Jeremi said...

this is the best!! made me smile as i'm trying to wake up :)

The Princess said...

I love it! He is such an awesome little man!

Myya said...

Oh my gosh what a smart kiddo! I love this!!