Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Reading

Last night as I was putting the Peanut to bed she picked Green Eggs and Ham as her bedtime story. This is one my personal favorites so I was happy to read it to her. But as I was reading I realized that a lot of these words are the site words she's working on in kindergarten. Hmm.. I thought, maybe she could read to me!

So, last night was Peanut's first attempt at reading. It was quite funny. She knows the story almost as well as I do so she tried to jump ahead without reading the words. And she didn't know all the words. She knows: I A AM CAN LIKE THE... so I had to help with a lot of the other words but she caught on to some of the other words quite quickly!

About page 35 she stopped and asked me if I could read the rest and she'd just say the words she knew but I decided that reading 35 pages for the first time probably was enough and just read the rest of the story in fast-forward like I usually do.

Peanut wasn't as impressed with her reading abilities as I was but I'm still very very proud of her!

Side note, tonight she picked a book that I she didn't know many words so I wouldn't make her read! LOL. Mama ain't raisin' no fool!

7 comments:

Purechristianithink said...

I've always thought Green Eggs and Ham was a pretty good primer on evangelism: if you've got good news, share it and don't give up people aren't enthusiastic at first.

katt said...

Enjoy the bed time reading because before you know it they are grown up and moved out. Time really does fly.
Purechirstianithink please share the symblelism or the conection between green eggs and ham and evangelism . Does not comput

Girl said...

Yay for peanut!

~Jennifer said...

Way to go, Peanut!

Mary Beth said...

Congratulations on your reader! That is the most exciting milestone of a little life, to me! :)

Purechristianithink said...

Katt--Sam I am keeps trying to tell the other guy that Green Eggs and Ham are Good News! Try Them! And he persists even in the face of repeated rejection. Sam I am (the I AM--get it???) keeps finding new ways to invite his friend to explore this good thing he has discovered and wants to share,(in a plane? On a train?). It's not too big a leap to say that we could all stand to be a little more like Sam I Am in our efforts to share God's good news.

Leslee said...

That's a cool way to think of this story, PureChristianIThink, thanks for sharing!