Sunday, February 10, 2008

What really matters...

There were a bunch of things that I was thinking about the past few days and I was so excited thinking about blogging about them.

But this morning my daughter woke up especially alert and I embraced the teachable moment and we had reading class.

My baby girl is 3yo and 5 mos. now and knows her upper and lower case letters and all sounds. For about a week and a half we've been working on blending sounds so she can read her first words.

TODAY SHE DID IT!

She read at, sat, fat, bat, cat, rat, pat, hat, mat and Pat.

I had her go wake her father up and he came in all sleepy eyed to listen to her read her first words.

What a great morning!

The curriculum I've been using for reading and writing is Hooked on Phonics: Hooked on Kindergarten Wally-World has the best price I've found at $99 and they will deliver it to the store for you to pick up. I started this in January.

To learn letters and sounds I used flash cards, Alphabooks
and Fridge Phonics. I've been using the cards and books since about 2 years old and the Fridge Phonics for several months (I think since the summer?)

I think I'm going to start a homeschooling blog over on Wordpress. I wanted to move this blog over there but it's too much trouble b/c I'd lose photos etc.

But while I'm thinking about it, I'll just savor this wonderful moment in time.

Sunday, February 10, 2008 my baby-girl read her first words.

2 comments:

Smell Goods '98™ said...

Congratulations to you and your little one! Much more success as you continue in your home school adventures.

Marcus Garvey School of Thought
'Up you mighty race, you can accomplish what you will.'

African girl, American world said...

Yay! Tell N that Bobby says she's so smart!