Tuesday, November 15, 2011

S-p-e-l-l-i-n-g and reading

We have a speller and reader on our hands!! Our little kindergartner is soaking up all kinds of new sounds and words, and it's so exciting to watch. I love seeing how she tries to write the sounds she hears. Here are a few of my favorites so far-
Radeeo for radio
Shoos for shoes
Flawr for flower
Fir for for And my all-time favorite (mostly because she told me it is a picture of me with this word under it! haha!)
Hag for hug Mrs. Lakanen told me at Ella's parent teacher conference a couple weeks ago that letter phonics and letter combinations are two of Ella's strengths. Even hearing that, I am still impressed pretty much on a daily basis with how many words Ella can read and how much she knows that we didn't know she knew! She reads signs and boxes and words on clothing. She picks up a lot of books around the house and "reads" them. I thought it was from memory mostly. The other day though, she picked up a book she had never read before, opened it on her lap, and just started reading! Chris and I looked at each other in amazement! I said, "Ella, when did you learn to read like that?" She grinned and said, "I don't know. I just did!"

We are so proud of you, Ella Grace! Keep up the great work!

1 comment:

The Utley Crew said...

Haha! YES, save the HAG photo forever! I am also amazed at how much Abby has learned just in the short amount of time they have been in school. She is reading and writing so much, also. I have a feeling we had VERY similar parent teacher conferences! ha! Makes you so proud, doesn't it!? :)