A journal of life as it happens - recording the major milestones & little tidbits so I can scrapbook them later.
Still Catching Up...
I wish I could devote more time to blogging these days, but the best I can do is to post when I can.
Monday, February 22, 2010
The Tumbleweed has made great strides in reading since the beginning of the school year. Back in September she was beginning to sound out words, but was a bit reluctant to try in fear that she might be wrong. She has done a lot of work at school, and at bedtime, and has gained a lot of confidence with her reading. She still gets frustrated from time to time over bigger words (that are often not the "sound-it-out" type), but she does not give up completely because of one word anymore. Recently she has started reading some early reader chapter books. She reads them aloud, but has started to read with expression as the characters "shout", "ask" or "cry".
As a way to illustrate her progress, and prevent her from wanting to read the same books over & over, I created a "Reading Rainbow" chart. For every book (or chapter) she reads she gets to place a square on the rainbow. The same book can't count twice, so we are going through a lot of library books. For every row completed, 10 books, she will get to choose a new book at the school book fair. The book fair is now less than 2 weeks away and, as of tonight, she only has 7 books left to read.
I am a stay-at-home mother of two active kids (8 and 5.5). In between their playgroups & activities, I do my best to record memories of milestones and daily life with photographs and scrapbooks.
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