Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Dr. Suess is a genius

Dr. Suess is a genius, of that I am convinced!
We reached a milestone here in the Yoder house tonight. Let me start off with saying that after supper my wonderful husband cleaned the kitchen while I sat and was reading with the girls. Madison started reading to Morgan, she read a couple of books, then picked up "Green Eggs and Ham" by Dr. Suess. Well, one page into it Morgan, my kindergarten gal, starts reading the words. So, I tell Madison to let her read a couple of pages. Morgan read all 62 pages. And she read it with minimal help from me! I was blown away at her ability to sound and figure out words. She has a great teacher, Mrs. Rogers, who encourages the kids to sound out everything. That's what Morgan did, and she did it so well! And of course Dr. Suess writes in a way that is so easy for new readers to follow.
So, that means another stage we are entering into where all of our children will be reading. That means will we soon not be able to spell words out that we are not wanting them to hear.
And ironically we ate ham for supper.

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