Preschool report card

Red Chief is doing wonderfully. Although we've only made it through the letter F so far, he's started telling me what letters different words begin with and asking when he doesn't know. Imagine my surprise when he says "Z starts with zebra, mommy!" or "M says mommy." I didn't tell him that. I'm starting to think that teaching him to read may not turn out to be all that hard after all.


  1. A week ago at work we sat down with a former OEK Kindergarten teacher (aka all-day kindergarten), and she taught us how to teach the letters of the alphabet to the kids. She told us that the more letters they learn, the quicker they'll start to learn others, because you're teaching them HOW to learn. Then they start learning them by themselves. I didn't know that they could do that! Kids are so cool!

  2. My son has been teaching himself to read. He has known his alphabet since he was 2 (also pretty much self taught). He is learning by whole word recognition right now but I am going to actually start teaching him some phonics soon. It amazes me when we check out a book we've never read before and he starts reading it. My job of teaching him should not be too hard. In fact, I look at a lot of the products on the market to teach preschoolers and I think they are mostly too simplified for him.
    These little people just soak up so much from their environment. It is kinda amazing.

  3. That is wonderful.

  4. Congrats. It is wonderful when they catch on like that & certainly makes our job heaps easier! Enjoy.

  5. Hi Mrs. M
    I'm friends with TJ n facebook, so I got updates on the twins. They are gorgeous. They were born yesterday. TJ (or her husband?) put three pictures- one of each and one together.
    They wrote,
    "Bryce was 6 lbs. 3 oz. and 20 inches long. Brendon was 5 lbs. and 6 oz. and was 18 inches long."

    Just thought you would like to know since we don't have you on facebook

  6. Bravo for you - a grand achievement :)


  7. What a bright little fellow. it sounds like you are making excellent progress.


  8. In a fantastic way!