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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

She is READING!!

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That’s right!!  My precious little Baby Girl in Kindergarten is READING!!  Can you hear me singing the chorus to  “Glory, Glory Hallelujah” right about now?  I was really so unsure if this day would come.  Now, I KNOW that she just turned six a few weeks ago and I KNOW that I am totally exaggerating, but I have to admit {insert confession time here} that being patient and teaching these little blessings how to read is just not one of my strong points.  In fact at one point, it really terrified me!!

Let me back up a moment…  Josh and I have been so excited and felt called from God since Day 1 of becoming parents that we should homeschool our children but I have been terrified to teach them how to read.  Algebra?  Government?  Calculus?  Finance?  Chemistry?  Bring it on!!  But teaching phonics (I totally had to look up what that word even meant) and I was so scared when it came time to teach Caleb Davis but I did it!!  I learned how to teach phonics and now I have 3 readers under my belt and 3 more to go. 

I took these photos a few weeks ago when Emma Lee read her 1st complete book.

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She was thrilled to finally be able to add a book to her Reading List for kindergarten and so was this Mommy!!  Smile

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I even let her use one of her Pizza Hut Book It! coupons just for reading this ONE book.  She still has a ways to go on her phonics/reading journey but I feel like we have turned the corner in her confidence by getting this 1st book read.

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We are both looking forward to adding many, many more books to her list before the end of this school year. 

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What about you?  What are your little (and BIG) homeschool wins so far this school year?

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2 comments :

  1. Hi, I just found your blog. I really like your reading clip boards, very neat idea.

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    1. Crystal - Great to hear from you. We started those clipboards last year. It was very fun to watch them fill up as the school year went on. :)

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