Monday, October 23, 2006

Proud parents

Today Anna read a book all by herself to the principal. Her teacher has been sending home extra books for her to read, in addition to the simple kindergarden homework (mostly pages practicing writing one letter over and over... which she finishes in about 30 seconds). She did really well with a Clifford the Big Dog book - it was pretty long, and too complex just to be memorized. So her teacher sent her to the principal's office - to show off her reading skills.

We are so proud of her! I think watching her learn to read is more exciting than watching her learn to walk. This weekend as we were making breakfast, she shouted, "Mommy! I just read this! Fat...free...skim...milk!"

9 comments:

EdamameMommy said...

Wow, she's a reader...so they send her to the principal's office?!?! Kinda funny reward, but I'm sure she glowed with pride. Thanks for sharing that happy moment with all of us. Go Anna!

Emily said...

Aw, way to go, Anna! I'm so proud. She's such a bright girl.

scribbit said...

It's so exciting when they make that word connection. I remember my oldest asking me to read her every sign we saw as we drove around town once she understood the basics.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Steph, that's an interesting twist of fate - not punishment but pride in accomplishment in going to the Principal's office! Could public education be changing??

So very proud of my grand-daughter, and again, so much like her Mommy!!! How the world will open up to her now. :)

Love, Nana

paula said...

Oh that is so wonderful, I think learning to read is so exciting. I loved reading when I was a kiddywink and remember rushing to the library on a Saturday morning to get yet another stash of Enid Blyton, I still feel lost now when I don't have a good book to read. Such a clever girl Anna.

kattonic said...

I'll give you that old "long time reader, first time commenter" line. This one made me cry. Really, actual tears. Reading is the biggest step in their start toward independence (not walking) that it is both joyous and terrifying. Love your blog by the way.

Grandad said...

Very good Anna. Other than the junk they fed us at Granville St school, I remember that Black Beauty was the 1st book I read. I am not recommending it though,it is rather sad for the most part..........
When we lived in NYC in the early 70s I would bring home a small book for Jennifer almost every day..........
Chip hasn't fallen too far from the block. Ooh, a mixed metaphor.

Way to go Anna, I am proud of you lots.

ColeBugsmommy said...

After writing my blog, I stopped by to read yours and started cracking up. We wrote about similiar things. I can't wait for Cole to learn to read. It's so wonderful watching them learn and grasp new things. They are such sponges. That is why I can't wait to teach Kindergarten.

COUSIN BEVIE said...

WOW! Way to go Anna! I'm so happy to hear she's interested in reading! That's really good. And, yeah, when I was in school, the Principal's office was a place to be avoided. Anyway, what a great experience for her.

XOXOXOXO!