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>The Smile of the Week…

January 9, 2011

>…goes to Hope, who, snuggled next to me in the big green chair, sounded out her first reader this week! I am beaming, not because I am gifted at teaching kids to read (Faith couldn’t blend until first grade; Mercy taught herself at three) but because Hope wanted to learn to read so much and bent every molecule of her will power to mentally attend so she didn’t lose the first two sounds in a CVC (consanant-vowel-consanant) word before she got to the third. Then she sustained it for a whole little book!

The next day, she sustained it for the next book in the series, which conatins twice as many words. So we celebrated by going to the library to get her own library card and icecream cones.

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