Today was Bug day and we read stories about Bugs! As we left, the librarians had a special treat for everyone. We got a free copy of "A Bug's Live: Flik the Inventor".
We love books around here. Oda Mae is doing very well in our "One Year Toward's Reading" program. She knows about 80% of her letter sounds and is starting to sound out words. She'll be reading "War and Peace" before you know it. The beginning reader books we check out from the library are helping quite a lot. They have simple words that repeat a lot. We work on the word at first by sounding it out then I make her read it every time it comes up in the book. We also have flash cards that we do every week. Each week we work on a new letter; this week is G. She has 6 or seven cards with words that start with the letter of the week and a picture on the back. Some of the words are pretty complex and some are easy, but she knows how they start.
We've started working on the next next 6 presidents in the President Song. She'll know them as soon as I actually finish the song!