We got out of bed at 8:15 this morning. I decided not to rush the kids and just see how we did. It was ok. Max finished at 3pm and Jack at 3:40. We took a pretty long lunch break, I snoozed for 20 minutes or so after making bruschetta for Max and me, and Jack and I walked to the office to get my old phone and then we went to the playground for a bit. Not too bad, but I like starting earlier and finishing earlier.
About 4 weeks ago I realized there were reading comprehension pages to go along with the spelling words I print up for Jack, and I’ve been using them since then. There’s a short story to read and 3 questions to answer. Both other times he read the story 3 or 4 days in a row, and then the next day I’ll ask him the question. This week he answered all 3 questions himself the second time he read it! The story was only half as long as the other stories, and I bet that makes a big difference, but still, he answered the questions. Hallelujah!
Our paper towels are flapping in the breeze. Jack just said the paper towel is like a flag! After I praised him for such a great sentence he said the paper towel is like flying cher! Heh, we need to watch that video again. It’s so exciting to hear him making more and more complete sentences. And I think the fact that he used a simile is a big deal. He’s not only talking about tangible things anymore.