Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Introducing Rosy

Last night was the second night of the program "One - by - One," the tutoring program I am engaged in this year. Once again, I was so impressed with Rosy, the sweet little girl whom I will be working with for the school year.

Before she arrived, I rearranged our table in order for me to sit across from her. I found this placement much better for me to hear her soft voice, and it was kinder to my neck. She learned her memory verse, Hebrews 12:1, having the most trouble with the word "endurance." Then we did a reading assessment test and she tested out at an easy third grade level. Remember, she is only 6 years old and in first grade. I was very impressed! Somewhere along the way, she has learned to sound out words. When we switched to alphabet recognition, she was stumped when we got to the capital "W" and again at the lower case "w." So she asked me if she could sing the Alphabet song. I told her yes and we sang it together. [Josiah, it made me think of you and the fun we have singing together.] When she got to the "W," her eyes lit up and she finished the little work sheet.

We moved onto her home work and she was a whiz at that also, covering handwriting and math.

We spent a few minutes taking photos. She thought it was really fun taking pictures of me. [Don't you love digital cameras?!]

After that she asked if she could read her library book to me. Yes, please do. She began a little story (I didn't get the name of the book), and when we were half way through it, the bell rang for us to go to Bible Club. I asked her if she could bring it next week so I can see how it ends. It's a very good book!


Sarah said...

Wow! Rosy sounds like a great kid. (and adorable too)

C. Randy said...

Just like you said "Cute as a button" (or something like that :) and yes, she even looks SMART! Good for you, I'm glad you're hitting it off well with her - and - she's bright enough to make it easy on your first time at this tutoring thing (and she's lucky to have you as her tutor).

MamaD4 said...

She is truly adorable. I keep thinking that you have the potential to make a huge difference in her life, in one way or another. I think that's pretty inspiring!