What did I learn teaching my daughter to read?

Of course, the reading adventure continues and my investigation also continues. After a parent teacher conference I’m told my daughter can read “J” level books, but because most of the students in the class are not on “J” level there are not many of those books in the class. I asked my daughter if she reads in class. She is in a Montessori school, and so she chooses her work. She stated that “No, Mom I don’t choose reading at school I would rather do that with you at home.” I had been waiting for school to take over the reading instruction, turns out that is my job. I didn’t know. My daughter says she likes to work on Math at school, but she likes to do reading at home. I thought at the beginning of the year that my job was done and that school would take on reading instruction. I guess in first grade they will, but in kindergarten I’m still my daughter’s main reading instructor.

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Published by Kai Long

Kai currently lives in MA and is interested in collaborating with others to develop a deeper understanding of our speech and language needs.