Be There: Playing school at home

By Taylor Barnhill  - bio | email | Twitter

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  Students in Muscogee County may be out of school for winter break, but one Key Elementary School student isn't letting that stop him from learning.

"You have two times two, how much is that?" asks Idshara Warren. Her son John quickly answered, "Four!"

John Warren may only be in the first grade, but his mother says his thirst for knowledge started at a very young age, "When he was younger and his two older brothers would come home with homework he would cry because he wanted to do homework too. This was before he even started Pre-K so we would give him a piece of paper and he would write on that piece of paper."

Now that John is bringing home homework of his own, his mom takes time to sit down and complete it with him.

John explained, "We do math and spelling words. We do it together. She sounds the word out to me and I spell it."

He's even turned the lessons around and started teaching his mom what he learned at school. John read the directions to his mom, "Circle the clown that is below the yellow clown."

He takes a sense of pride in his work and his grades are showing his hard work is paying off. Idshara Warren told News Leader Nine, "He has a notebook and he'll just write 1 + 1 = 2 and 19 + 19 = 38. He'll show me how he does it and I'll be mesmerized because I wish I was able to do that at his age."

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