Sunday, April 12, 2009

Academic brag

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Today is Easter and we got done with our religious and familial festivities early in the day. By the afternoon we were searching for things to do, so we ended up driving all over town looking for stores that were open that we wanted to buy. The kids were pretty mellow playing their math games and quizzing each other on addition. Yup, you read that right. Lainy Ann would quiz Connor, "What's 1,000 + 100?" "16 +16?" All of a sudden a disagreement erupts from the back row? "Daddy, are crocodiles born out of eggs?" Yes "Well, Connor wanted me to guess which is born from eggs; birds or crocodiles?" I picked birds. But Connor was thinking crocodiles. That's not fair." Yup, my 4 and 6 year old were discussing how crocodiles and birds are born.

Then later this afternoon my son read his very first entire book to me. My 4 year old read Hot Dog by Molly Coxe, a level one reader. Can you believe it? The only word he had trouble with was 'chilly'. He didn't even have to sound out the words. I think he is a better reader than Lainy Ann was at this age. Wow.

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