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Casper brought a Batman chapter book home from the school library this week, and is voluntarily reading it, out loud, to herself.  She gets a lot of the words wrong, so she's missing or mis-perceiving maybe half the content, but she's reading for fun!

She can also, I discovered as a result of her homework on Tuesday, add and subtract 3-digit numbers with carrying.  She made some arithmetic mistakes, but was absolutely clear on the concept.

I had the amusing experience of walking to the bank this morning with more than $1200 in cash in my purse (Girl Scout cookie deposits.)  I was happily not mugged on the way.  They have a great machine that counts the bills, and I was very proud that my count matched theirs perfectly.

Date: 2011-03-04 05:14 am (UTC)
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Go Casper!

Sean was very fond of the little Marvel graphic novels (thin manga-sized ones) for kids... IIRC the Power Play series features kids with super powers.

I talked to some children's librarians here about literacy learning & they all emphasized alternate formats as something to try, especially if they associate sounds with text. So books + CD, audiobooks, graphic novels - anything along those lines. Tumblebooks would be perfect if you have access through your local library (if not I may be able to hook you up).

Date: 2011-03-04 07:23 pm (UTC)
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I am so happy about Casper reading for fun!

Somebody stole 40 bucks worth of cookie money from a friend of mine. At least it was only that much, but still, stealing from Girl Scouts!

Also, my cookie source promised me on Saturday that my cookies would be at church on Sunday, but when I got there, were there any cookies? No there were not. I am living the life of the sorely deprived.

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