Tuesday, January 20, 2009
The school my kids go to encourage reading big time. They do the "book it" program with Pizza Hut and they also do the Read to Succeed with Six Flags. My kids love to read so these two programs aren't really hard for them to accomplish the goals. For book it they have to read a certain amount of pages per month but the Read to Succeed is by minutes and they need to read 6 hours (360 minutes) in 6 weeks in order to get a free ticket to Six Flags. These kids LOVE roller coasters so that is a great incentive. It has been 2 1/2 weeks and they are more than half way done. I have been sitting with Monkey while he reads to listen and make sure he is reading correctly and so on. And he has been cracking me up. They have been working on punctuations in school and when there is a question mark at the end of the sentence they should say it like a question and if there is an exclamation point it should be read like you are exclaiming it. Well he doesn't realize until the second to last word in the sentence that it has an exclamation point at the end so he reads those two words really loudly and excitedly. It is just the cutest and funniest thing to listen too. I don't listen to GG every time she reads because she is a stronger reader but I do make her read out loud to me every few chapters just to make sure she is still doing good. She when you read a sentence and you see an exclamation point at the end read it only exclaiming the last two words and you'll see how funny it sounds! I love that kid so unique.