Hayden has learned soooo much in Kindergarten, and I think the area which stands out the most is reading. Math has always come really naturally to Hayden – he hasn’t needed to be taught it as much as to talk it through so he can figure it out. Reading however has been something he has had to spend time learning, and it’s been incredible to watch him get better and better at it. It’s really exciting to read with him before bed and have him be the one reading. He’s enjoying it more as well. When he was first starting to learn to read he would protest a little about wanting to try it at bedtime. He’s definitely more open now about reading to us. They have a “100 book club” at school where the parents track the books which are read at home (either by or to the child), and after 10 books they get a little treat like wearing socks in the classroom, choosing their job, choosing who they sit by at lunch, etc. Hayden’s been really into that and it’s been a great incentive to keep him reading (although both kids always love bedtime books regardless).
Reading March 13, 2014