Sunday, October 11, 2009

Beginning Reader

With about four weeks of Kindergarten down, Brandon brought home his first homework book. It consists of different things they are talking about...letters and the sounds they make, numbers, writing his name, and some sight words. The Kindergarten teachers have taken what is, in my opinion, a really great approach. "Don't push your child if they are not ready, please work at their pace." So, I asked Brandon if he wanted to work on it and he did.
We started going through the book and he was doing so well. Telling me the names and sounds of the letters, reading sight words, rhyming. I was excited and so was he.
When Brandon was younger, he didn't all. He made some noises, but didn't have any words. So, we put him in speech therapy. He did well, but I was always a little concerned that he would have a difficult time in school. He is doing well.
He doesn't like school, but that is because it is all day and he said, "It takes too long." However, he enjoys learning and is so excited to show me what he has accomplished. In fact, he just came up to me as I'm typing and is picking out the words he knows. Way to go, Brandon!


Mindy said...

I love that kid!
I am so glad he is doing well and find it amazing that he and I have something else in common.. I too didn't like school because it took too long. :)

BookwormMom said...

That's wonderful!

The worries that come with being a parent...Alec lost a year of speech development when his tubes fell out between ages 2 and 2 1/2. He talked all the time, but since he couldn't hear properly, his words were all jumbled. I was relieved when he got into preschool, and caught up on his speech. I'm glad Brandon is doing well too!

Six-Pack Momma said...

Yay! I am so glad we put them where they are! Way to go, Brandon!

Kristen said...

I love when the kids love to read! Is he is all day kindergarten at Uintah?