Thursday, April 14, 2011

Excuse me while I brag a bit

My daughter Gillian makes me so proud. She is such a smart girl and loves to read. It is amazing to me that this has happened. When did it? The change from kindergarten to first is incredible. She can pick up unfamiliar books and read them with confidence. So this morning when she picked one up and started reading to her little sister I let getting dressed wait a little longer. It may be partly because I am a teacher but I love it! And then there's the homework. Where did these complete sentences come from? She's always thinking and rereading her work to make sure it makes sense. I'd like to take credit for it but I can't. Although I know my support and reading to her has helped as well. I will always remember her first grade teacher fondly. She is the one who helped her learn to love to read and become a writer with all those journals that I've saved in a special spot. Thank you Mrs. McDermott!


Mary Aalgaard said...

Big grins and pats on the back!

Kim said...

you know what, I'm not a teacher and I think this is sooo exciting!!!! I think when this happens with my kids I will be thrilled as well. I want so badly for my boys to love reading and excell in this kind of exploration.

Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me said...

I am loving this! What a sweet moment between sisters... You are such a proud mommy, and as you should be. You set such a fine example to them, that I am in no way surprised! Go Gillian!


Hold my hand: a social worker's blog said...

Aw... she is so cute! You are a good example for your girls to follow. Lovely post.