I have something very good to report. One of my students who I’ll call Man-Man, has started reading. I am so, so, so proud of him. When I assumed leadership of the class, I asked him if he wanted to learn. He said that he did.

“Good, I said, that’s the first step. The second and most important step is working hard”. Not once did I tell him that it was not going to be a lot of work. I told him that it would be a lot of work, but it would be well worth it.

He took that challenge to heart. We worked on letter recognition and sounds, and a couple of other things, and Eureka!, Aha! He’s got it! He’s reading. Not only that, he’s now helping others with their work. He’s shouting out answers. I can’t stop him. I wouldn’t even dare to.

I am so proud of him. More importantly, he’s proud of himself. He’s on a roll now. He’s even going to start mainstreaming to another class for Open Court. He is so excited and so am I!

Until next time people!