Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Night Light

Grace (5 years old)
This post is linked to 5 Minutes for Mom (Wordless Wednesday), Energizer Bunnies' Mommy Reports  (Wordless Wednesday) and I Should be Folding Laundry (You Capture).

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Grace (age 5) is doing very well with phonics and is about halfway through the Alpha-Phonics book I've used with each of the children.  She tries to read everything, whether it is on the refrigerator

or on Facebook.  

I don't have to wonder about her reading comprehension because she has a running commentary with everything she reads.  Here are some of the sentences she read today in Alpha-Phonics (in red) along with her comments and questions:

Dave had a date with Kate.  Is that a boy and a girl?  Are they married?  Maybe it was a friend date...or a playdate!

Jane paid ten cents [That's a dime!] at the gate.  Why did she have to pay to get in?  Did everyone have to pay ten cents?

If the train is late, Gail will take a bus.  Does the bus go to the same place?  Maybe she could walk the rest of the way.


And then the student becomes the teacher...

Grace decided to teach Josiah and me today.  One of her topics was Christmas.  She began by saying there were two parts to Christmas, and she would start with the second part and end with the first part because the first part was the most important.

So, she began talking about Christmas trees...

And then she talked about the most important part...


The angel said to them, "Don't be afraid, for look, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people: today a Savior, who is Messiah the Lord, was born for you in the city of David. This will be the sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped snugly in cloth and lying in a manger."  (Luke 2:10-12 HCSB)
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