Saturday, January 21, 2012

Huge Big Brag! Drum Roll Please..................

 As I write this post, I find myself in awe of my little girl once again.  I think I have said before, that I only learned about early reading when K was a baby, so I was never able to try it with my older girls.  I had never seen a child a 4 year that could read even very simple books.  It still seems so amazing even to me & I see it every day. is the big news:

K had her neurodevelopmental evaluation yesterday. Back in September, K was evaluated as reading at a 2nd grade level. She is now reading at grade level 3.9!  Meaning 3rd grade, 9th month! That's almost 2 grade levels in 4 months!

I should explain though, that this doesn't mean that she would willingly pick up a 3rd grade chapter book & read it from cover to cover - she has the ability to read the majority of the words, but she prefers not to. She does easily read shorter grade 3 level stories though. She can read at that level of vocabulary, she just chooses not read that length of story. Although I think K has a good understanding of what she reads, I'm not sure if she would follow the storyline of a long chapter book, but at this point, I have learned not to underestimate her either.  She  also still prefers to read books with larger print. This could be vision related though, & I am planning on trying to get her in with the pediatric opthamologist a little sooner if I can.


  1. Hi Laura!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! It is always nice to 'meet' others who are homeschooling.

    Isn't early reading awesome. I try to encourage mothers of younger children to take this up. It gives their children a HUGE advantage.

    I'll be back!

  2. Wow! K you are one amazing little girl. Way to go!

  3. How exciting! Do you enjoy reading? I do and my children do as well, i think that helps-- them seeing reading being enjoyable. Congrats on the great news!

  4. I do enjoy reading, & was constantly reading when I was younger. Lately, it seems that I spend more time researching than reading in order to keep ahead of K at the rate she is learning! She does still get to seems reading though & her 3 big sisters are so difficult to pry away from their books at times that she definitely has some great role models!