Monday, March 15, 2010

Tuesday Toot - Dova Reads and Writes

They say that younger siblings often go under the radar when it comes to milestones, but I never thought it would happen to this control freak mom.  When Adam learned to read and write, it was a painstaking process for both of us. 

Earlier this year in kindergarten, Dova went from picture books to chapter books. I helped her with the first few, but then she was off on her own.  She took a liking to the Cam Jansen mystery series, which I liked better that the bratty Junie B. Jones.  From her parent teacher conferences, we learned that Dova was the best reader in her class, which didn't surprise us.  But I had no idea how advanced her reading was until Valentine's Day, when Adam came back with a gift from his teacher.  It was a Cam Jansen book!  Dova was reading at a third grade level!  Of course, Adam thought the book was way too easy for him, so he just gave it to her.  He's now sucked into the Pendragon series, on book seven, each having 400-700 pages.

And I had not been paying any attention to Dova's writing until she came home with this.

"My Teddy bear went to the city.  He went into a bulding and jumpt on the bed"

Wow, my baby girl wrote that?  When did she learn to spell and write?  I feel like I missed this part of her development.  Way to go Dova, we couldn't be prouder of you!

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Asianmommy said...'s so exciting to watch them learn & grow!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

we have those same boots clomping around here!

Allison Vaughn said...

Being a former kindergarten teacher, I have to say -- her reading level is VERY impressive. To be reading chapter books in kindergarten is nothing but downright braggable! Kudos to your little girl!

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Marie- MommyCommunity said...

Oh my goodness. I am sure you are soooo proud. Your daughter is so smart. It must be fun listening to her talk about the books she reads.

Momisodes said...

That is AWESOME! Truly amazing for a kindergartner. Way to go Dova indeed.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it amazing what they do in kindergarten now? Not only is her story great, but her handwriting (and the picture) are perfect!!!!

Lindsey Petersen