Friday, February 4, 2011

Learning to Read

RJ has shown incredible amounts of determination when it comes to schooling. She loves to be right in the thick of it. She loves to work on her books, complains the least (note that she does complain at times), and is absorbing rapidly all she is learning. This week we passed a milestone I suspected we would pass before she turned 5 - she read her first book! Granted it is a book filled with short single-vowel words and is only 58 words long but hey, she read a book! I caught it on video tape and I could not be more proud of her! Today she brought me another book and she read it as well. She does need a bit of help every now and then but she is doing so fantastic for only being 4! It just confirms my decision that homeschooling her at this early age was a good decision. According to school standards, she should only be starting kindergarten in September. I think she would be utterly bored by that point if she keeps excelling at the rate she is going. So, I say, way to go RJ! I am so proud of you! Learning to read is a huge milestone and it will take you many places in life!


  1. That's awesome! You are a good teacher, Chantelle:)

  2. Awesome job RJ! Teaching my kids to read has been such a joy for me! It was so exciting when it finally "clicked" with them. Witnessing their excitement and their feeling of accomplishment is priceless. I wouldn't trade it for the world :)One of the many reasons I love homeschooling too!


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