Time has flown by so fast. We have done 13 weeks of Kindergarten. 51 days of learning, only 93 more days to go!
Instead of recapping the week, I want to give a sort of ‘progress report’ on Peanut’s reading journey through Kindergarten so far. He’s come so very far in just 13 weeks. I’m so proud of him, and proud that I was the one who was able to teach him! Yay for both of us!
So my little Peanut has started to read! So far, between The Reading Lesson and Alphabetti Phonics, he can now read the following words:
- at, bat, cat, fat, hat, mat, Nat, pat,rat, sat, tat, vat
- am, bam, Cam, ham, Pam, ram, Sam, tam
- bad, dad, had, mad, sad
- rag, sag
- can, fan, man, Nan, pan, ran, van
- bed, red
- hen, men, ten
- get, let, set, vet, wet, yet
- it, bit, fit
- did, hid, kid
- cot, dot, got
He’s still struggling with the words gag, tag, Ted, met,& got. Still, wow, this is 63 words Peanut can read either by sight or phonetically! 63 words in 51 days!
To be honest, sometimes I’m amazed at this journey. Some days it feels like the path is too rough and daunting to keep going. That’s when we take a break, I take a deep breath, then I look at Peanut’s tiny hand in mine, his eyes bright with wonder. I turn back to look at how far we’ve come. We’ve climbed a few mountains, crossed bridges, and we’re still on that path! We can do this. One step at a time, one foot in front of the other. As long as we’re making progress, no matter how small, we’re going in the right direction. We are both learning a lot on this trip, and the best part is that I get to experience it all with Peanut!