Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Valentine's Day

Matthew has started to understand the basics of phonics. Mmmm.....iii...iii....llll....kkk. M-i-l-k. Milk! It's really fun to watch. I love all aspects of learning, but this one -- this one is super cool, dude. The whole world opens up. Last year, he had to write his name on all his Valentine's and it was a f-i-g-h-t (try that one with the silent letters, tough guy!). This year, he studiously wrote out 19 Valentines for his party next week, sounding out most of the names as he went. Awesome.


6 comments:

Siouxsan said...

good job big guy!! Your teacher will be P-R-O-U-D!!!

ethiopifinn said...

this thrills me! it just amazes me how they go from teeny tiny eat-sleep-poop to reading. i love when kids are writing a note on their own...
so, so cute, matthew! or cool. is it bad to be cute in kindergarden? ;)

Leanne said...

No, he doesn't care what you call him. Jack, on the other hand, will be insulted if you call him anything but 'awesome.' :D

MindiJo said...

I love little kid handwriting. And I love when they spell the way they hear. <3

elizabeth said...

Life would be so much easier if everything *were* spelled like it sounded.

Julie said...

Ethan's learning the same thing- sounding things out and writing. Isn't it wild? They're r-e-a-d-i-n-g! We need to get our boys together for a playdate sometime.