Monday, September 28, 2009

September 28, 2009 - Living For Jesus Is Fun

Happy Birthday to HALLIE, I didn't forget you (still sorry Annie, I will make it up to you, I promise).

This right here - these Hooked On Phonics letter blends sound cards...they are enough to make a Ruby CRY. Poor thing. Now, to me, this is not the end of the world, it actually makes me LAUGH because Ruby reminds me so much of HALLIE at the same age. Hallie wanted to learn to read sooooo badly she would sit with books and cry because she couldn't read them and she was frustrated - but she lacked the patience to learn to read one step at a time. She wanted to open the book and READ IT - not learn any letter sounds, nor learn a few words and then put them together - she didn't want to do ANY OF THE STEPS involved with learning to read, she just wanted to read.
and that brings us to Ruby. Ruby knows all of her letters and their sounds. She can write the letters. She can tell you the sound of the letter she wrote. BUT SHE DOESN'T WANT TO SOUND THINGS OUT nor learn short words she can later put together to make big words. And she likes big words, she has a fantastic vocabulary, but no patience.

We're working on patience today :D

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