Monday, February 22, 2010

Caleb's Reading

Today Caleb finished Level 1 of Hooked on Phonics. (Worth its weight in GOLD - I tell ya!)

He can now read over 250 words. He was so excited I thought he might just float off into space. I am so proud of my little man. We will continue to move on to level 2. I am not pushing it, he is really interested and motivated on his own. I thought David was a fast learner but he was 5 years and 4 months when he finished level 1. Caleb will be five in 2 months, and not officially kindergarten ready for 7 more months.

We do not plan to enroll him in Evansville public schools for Kindergarten . We home schooled David kindergarten and 1st grade and I plan to do the same with Caleb.

The little devil in me thinks it might be funny to take him to the kindergarten screening in March. Then walk in and tell them I don't think he is ready for school. Then once I leave the room have him read them a whole book; one that has long vowels. (Caleb would tell them -"It has a wizard e - see that there - it makes the 1st vowel say its name!") But of course that would blow up in my face since kids NEVER perform on demand. Just ask any experienced mom. When ever they think they can show off little jr that is exactly the moment little jr will refuse to participate. HA!

Needless to say I am really proud. Way to go Caleb!