Monday, February 10

Reading in Bed...


With our schoolwork completed before lunch and the crockpot doing it's magic on dinner, Sugar Plum and I got cozy with our books in the big bed this afternoon.  We quietly read our while the boys ran around the house playing together.  I glanced up and saw this and had to take a photograph.  Sugar Plum has been slow to read, but a few weeks ago, things really clicked for her.  Father John and I can no longer resort to spelling things out because she can figure out what we are trying to hide!  It is an exciting time and I feel like shouting to all the mamas and papas of struggling readers:  "Don't give up!  It will get easier!  The real secret is not in a fancy curriculum or a special website. It is in good old fashioned practice, patience, and time!"*

*All last year, I was a basket case trying to get this child to read.  I tried a thousand different books and websites and was not patient with her or myself.  This school year, I just made it a priority to practice every single day and reminded myself frequently to take a chill pill!  

3 comments:

Melanie said...

Congratulations! We are slowly working on a few code words in our household! ;)

fletchingtonfarms said...

Same here, Ella just wasn't ready to read. But we didn't practice and I don't know what 'code words' are. All we did was read with her! Good books/fun books. Now there is no stopping her. I can hear her after she goes to bed upstairs reading to her babies. This is one of the benefits of homeschool, Ella didn't get pushed and stressed over reading. It just happened when she was ready.

Paula

elizabeth said...

so happy for you all! yay! good lessons learned!! :)

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