David is on the cusp of reading. I lay down at night with him and go through the level one books reciting the stories in Star Wars and he jumps in at every 2 and 3 letter word my finger points at, sounding it out and reading the word.
Today Michelle was working with him on writing words as they were thinking up a shopping list. He had some crazy letter combinations come out of his little brain but this was the best: C E R E L. Say and spell that phonetically with me. Sear=CER, EEEEE=E, ELLL=L. Sans the stupid silent A he sounded out and came up with that entire word by himself with a nearly perfect spelling. That was pretty impressive for a kid not even in kindergarten yet.
But then when Michelle corrected him gently he blew up, ran to his room and pouted for a good 20 minutes because he wants to be right oh so badly and even a minor set back is devastating.
Michelle called her educator mother and quietly they both held it in their hearts like the Virgin Mary did for her son.
6 days ago