Tuesday, January 31, 2012

School outside the lines

Working on an Early American History coloring book.  Right now, it's on the schedule every Tuesday and Thursday.
He can (and does) spend over an hour on two pages.  Usually closer to 2 hours.  Stopping occasionally to eat or to wrap a sore blistered finger in a bandaid, he then returns to his labors, never rushing, taking time to search for just the right color, completing the pages to his satisfaction.
I resist the urge to tell him to "hurry up!", because really, coloring, compared to the rest of his schoolwork is below important, even frivolous.
However, the work ethic he's displaying along the way makes it worth his time.  Every agonizing minute.

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