Friday, July 12, 2013

The Monthly Reed: 44

Reed really loves to make up jokes and stories. He's still perfecting his punch lines, though. His jokes usually go something like this: "What if our house were the park!" Or "What if you could buy a dog at the grocery store!" 

Reed's current favorite toy is k'nex. He could build with k'nex all day. He likes to build what he calls "mover bugs." He puts several sticks sideways into one "snowflake" connector. The sticks will then slide up and down. He adds various gadgets to make the bug cooler, too. He has also started building things that are recognizable without explanation, like planes, birds, and sometimes other things, too. 

Recently, Reed has a renewed interest in his "Buzz Woody House." It's an imaginext play set that looks like the dump where the toys end up in Toy Story 3. He positions his guys just so, giving them each tasks they are responsible for.

When we read together, Reed likes to find a word he knows (that preferably appears several times in the story), then to be responsible for reading that word each time it appears in the story. 

Reed and I have been working on coring a gigantic butterfly poster together. Lately, he likes for us to color the same butterfly and to make the two wings match. After we finish a butterfly he asks if we should "talk about it," which means to identify what exactly each color on the butterfly does (is it for camouflage, does it shoot water at bad guys, etc.) His ideas are usually better than mine!

Something that makes Reed's grammar-loving Mom happy: Reed uses the subjunctive correctly. Seriously. (I don't mean this condescendingly, but if you're wondering what the subjunctive is, you can find a pretty good description here:


Mandi Rolfe said...

Love that Reed!!! He is so smart and so funny. That kid is seriously growing up so so much!!!

Nick, Lynnie, & Cole said...

I definitely looked up the subjunctive (thanks for the link) and am extremely impressed that Reed uses it correctly. I also love that he likes to 'talk about' what you've colored. Super cute