Sunday, January 13, 2008

Abby's New Year's Resolution

Abby REALLY wants to read so badly. She tries to play Scrabble with Paul and I and wants to help but all she ends up doing is telling everyone in the room your letters. Not very good strategically. In her stocking, she got these Post-it Notes that have 50 of the most common sight words on one pad and a blank pad for what ever other words we're learning. We've been learning 2 words a day. Our hallway entrance has now turned into the reading room and we take turns pointing to words and repeating after each other. When I quit, she has been getting her own attentive class together and teaching them. It's really cute. I think she'll be reading books before too long. How exciting for her... a whole new world just waiting for her to discover!

5 comments:

Stephanie said...

That is just the cutest thing in the world. Abby's so smart!

Sarah said...

Wow! She is smart! How old is she?!? Must be in the genes.

Auntie Carrie said...

Wow! She's smarter than the kids in my class! I'm a proud Auntie!

Qian Jia Ting said...

That's wonderful, Bethany! We've just barely started, too, but I'm not very consistent. I really think they can get the concepts quite early with the right exposure and of course, enthusiasm. Keep us posted of her progress and any helpful strategies you're using. Good luck and have fun!

jeri said...

That's a really good idea. I wonder if Darcy would like to do something like that. I know that her brother would really like to stick post-its from here to the moon so... not sure how well that would work out.