Tuesday, September 11, 2007

A book worm is emerging

While we are a family of readers, Thing Two has taken his own sweet time in terms of learning to read and embracing reading books for pleasure. He has always approached it as a chore, something he knows he has to do, but doesn't necessarily plan to like it.

Until now: You see, he has just been introduced to the concept of AR tests. Now, he's searching all over for books that are "on the list" (of books that the school has tests for). He just came downstairs, complaining that Freckle Juice has only 47 pages and he is already on page 42. "Mom, do you think I can take the test tomorrow?".

Ah yes...I believe we've crossed over yet another learning hurdle in the education of these boys! And it feels so good...

3 comments:

tz said...

woo hoo

Colleen Dobson said...

I love AR tests! Caitlin recently tackled Captain Underpants. tee hee

Kaesmom said...

Yay!! Now it's just a matter of time until he starts picking out books that SOUND good, even if they're not on the AR list. :)