Monday, October 16, 2006

The reading project

Lauren is learning to write her letters. She can, in fact, now write her own name. Some of her letters are reversed, and she usually can't write it on one line...but pretty neat stuff.

Today, Lauren's teacher sent home a book. Every week, on Mondays, she will send a book that we must return on Thursdays in order to get a new one.

The note accompanying the book said "Please make sure to discuss the cover, title, and author with your child. Also, let your child turn the pages". So I lay the book in my lap, and said, "Tell me what we have to talk about on the cover..."

"Well," she said, thoughtfully, sitting beside me. "Tell me who the authors and illustrators are."

I did.

"Okay. Now you have to read the title."

I did.

"As we read the book, you're supposed to point out the exclaimation points. And then, ask me what happens next..."

Wow. This reading thing is tricky.

Our reading time ended tonight with The Cat in the Hat. This book was written and illustrated by Dr Seuss. She grinned. Oh, how we adore procedure...

1 comment:

karen said...

I can't wait for Lauren's sense of procedure to come into play with Lars. It will be fun to see who prevails, when their agendas are at odds!