Saturday, November 10, 2007

August 14, 2003

Do you remember anything that happened on that day? That specific day? I don't. Austin does!

Russ was looking for our remote for our other TV because the on/off button broke yesterday. While he was digging under and around things, he found a ticket stub for a Braves Game: Braves vs. Padres, August 14, 2003.

Austin said, "I remember that game! Jake Peavey pitched for the Padres, John Smoltz for the Braves. Sheffield hit a homer. "

I asked Russ if there was a way to check, so we got online and looked up the box score. Yep, Peavey started that game for the Padres. Smoltz got the save for the Braves. Gary Sheffield hit a homer. Russ asked if Austin remembered anything else from that game. Austin said, "Chipper Jones hit a homer, too." Yep, he was right.

He's done this before with hurricane landfall dates/strengths, and with Atlanta area tornado warnings. And of course, he's always been great with baseball player statistics. But this is the first time he's ever picked out a specific ball game and gave us so much detail! And it was over 4 years ago!

Wow.

(Of course, don't get me started on the fact that he still cannot identify nouns or verbs in sentences, or that long division w/single digit divisors has taken over 4 months for him to understand --- lol)

4 comments:

Sadie said...

Wow. I barely remember that YEAR.

poohder said...

Hey, did you look at the new RDI
reports? Print out the ones with the math objectives and you can clearly see how math is developmental!! It kind of opened my eyes and I am going
to give math some more time for my daughter now! Just a thought for you!

lisaquing said...

Check out the recent National Geographic with the cover article on memory. Quite interesting!

The Glasers said...

Pamela says that kind of thing often. It is hard to check the things she remembers unless I posted it at the email list or blog. She does have the calendar memorized: if you tell her the date in which you were born, she can tell you the day of the week. Some do this mathematically, but Pamela does it visually. She "looks it up" in her mind.

Also, on the grammar, it is a highly abstract skill. Every other year or so, I would try out parts of speech with David--lots of struggle and then back off. Now that his abstract thinking skills have finally kicked in, he has no problem identifying them. David is in tenth grade--I started seeing abstract thinking emerge only last year!