Friday, January 9, 2009

Amber's First Book!

Today Amber read her first book, "Al and Nat." She was so excited! Last week we got out the Phonetic Storybook Reader #1 (the short a book) and she has been working on the vocabulary words in the book. After a two week Christmas break, it was hard for her to recognize the words she had already learned, so we've been working diligently on them. At times I thought we would never get past this setback. But Eric said that yesterday morning, while I was getting ready for the day, Amber had gotten out the flash cards--all on her own initiative--and was working on the words. She had to read 52 words without sounding them out before she could read her first book. Today she accomplished that. She was so tickled to read the story. It was 21 pages and the sentences were longer than I thought they would be. She did well and enjoyed the story of Al and his dog, Nat. It is so good to see her excited about learning once again. Now we are studying singular and plural words...

4 comments:

frisky said...

She looks so excited in that picture!!
She's gonna be one of those kids that graduate from college at 12 years old, huh?!

Christine H. said...

No, she's just a normal kid who happens to like school. I wonder what Autumn is going to be like????

hestermom said...

Yeah Amber!! That is so exciting!! The girls never did get to play Sound-O, we'll have to try again. She is doing great!!

LysaLy said...

Good for Amber!
My kids at school (after the 2 weeks off) had some setbacks, too. I had one kiddo who totally forgot how to hold his darned scissors! Once they were back in the swing of things...no problems.
Reading is like MAGIC!!!!