Thursday, May 06, 2010

Getting Schooled

This photo has nothing to do with reading. But it's so dang cute.

I know I can't shut up about it, but I seriously CANNOT BELIEVE THAT GENEVIEVE CAN READ. And we're not talking simple little baby board books either, people. Yesterday Julia came home from kindergarten with a newly-moved-up Book in A Bag level. She had been on Level 8 which I knew was way too easy for her, and yesterday she was evaluated and came home with a Level 11/12. By the way, Level 7 or 8 or something like that is first grade reading.

While I was cleaning up after lunch, Genevieve picked up the book (which we had not read yet) and read out loud: "Walt Disney was born in 1901. He lived in a small town. When he was a boy, he worked hard. He got up early to sell papers." I walked over to her and checked the text of the book. Yep. That's what it said all right.

My second daughter is three, and she's reading first grade books.

I don't know the first thing to make of this.

I think maybe I should start now trying to talk her out of getting a Ph.D. Seriously: you spend your entire twenties working like a slave, you end up with a ton of debt, and your income is crap.

Oh, sorry--I got distracted there for a second.


Christopher Tassava said...

Wow. Last night she read aloud a book we hadn't looked at in a while, but this is even more impressive. Screw grad school - how about a teenage millionaire?

Mnmom said...

Become a very smooth talking advocate for her. Twin M was way ahead of her classmates in reading, and she hit a teacher roadblock in 2nd grade when the teacher wouldn't let her read beyond 2nd grade books. Don't worry, she's no longer there.

Talk to the literacy specialist at S. School when she starts KG.

Mom and Kiddo said...

Sounds like she's already smart enough to know on her own not to get a PhD.

Sonja said...

I astonished my parents in much the same way by teaching myself how to read at 2 1/2. They had to put a lot of things out of reach pretty quickly. :)