This post is about bragging. I don't think I have done it very often, but tonight I can't help it. I have four darling, smart, charming grandchildren! You're thinking I'm prejudiced. I think I'm being proud (I know, the Amish wouldn't approve).
Tonight Annika, Josiah and I read a book together called, I Spy with My Little Eye Minnesota. This is a book of photos, two - side by side, but with differences, all taken in Minnesota. The idea is to find the differences. On one page, there are two photos with 24 subtle differences. Do you know what? Josiah and Annika found nearly all of them without any assistance from me.
At bedtime, I took one of the dozen or so library books to Josiah's room. He read the entire book, Mr. Gumpy's Outing, to me. I would guess it is 2nd grade level reading, though I can't be certain. Some of the words it contains are: squabble, muck, bleating, trample, flapped, and teased. I thought this was a difficult book for a first grade child. However, Josiah is not in first grade. He hasn't even started kindergarten yet. He turns 5 years old a week from today and starts kindergarten this fall.