Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Nathan Finishes Hooked on Phonics

The last one to read.  I can't believe we are done with our Hooked on Phonics.  For 8 years we have had these boxes at our house as we have worked thru them to teach our boys to read.

Nathan is not even eligible for Kindergarten until this coming fall,  but yet he has finished all his Hooked on Phonics.  That means he reads at a 2nd grade level.  Some of me really wanted to take him to the local school for the Kindergarten screener testing just to see what the K teachers would say.  I didn't, but it was a fun thought. 

I am beyond disappointed in our local schools reading program. However, I am thrilled with this Hooked on Phonics program. 

One last thanks to shout out to Grandpa Paul for this amazing gift. Everytime one of the boys reads, I smile at the life skill they learned at home with this gift. 

Once the program is completed, we take the boys to a special hotel stay of their choice to celebrate.  I was so happy for Nathan to get his turn at this reward.  I was also sad that he was the last one for us to celebrate.

So today I gifted the program to another group of moms who intend to teach their 4-5 year olds to read.  I am sad to see it go, but thrilled it will continue to education other boys and girls to learn to read.