|Little one at the front is making an additional castle for the Duke of Normandy|
That is her level of mastery, and her level of comfort. Yesterday also, as she had written her memory verse for this month already, when I asked her about what poem she would like to practice, she requested Sprouts from one of those Jessie Bear books.
She chooses Frog and Todd, Amelia Bedelia, Oink and Pearl, Hattie the Rabbit, and some Little Mouse comics too to read during her independent reading time. She checks some Dr. Seuss books from the library.
She reads these books fluently, with expression, with delight. I have always wished by this time she were reading chapter books or something more meaty, but today it struck me that my almost eight year old girl is sweet, innocent, and that is where she is in terms of reading. Who am I to ask for more?
Her birthday is coming. She wants a bunny birthday. She thinks home made everything. She loves music, Mike Oldfield (Going to France and Moonlight Shadow), Orthodox Celts singing The Star of The County Down, and she likes listening to Fifty Famous Stories Retold over, and over, and over. She is fascinated with Understood Betsy, likes Dr. Doolittle, and had a trip with Wonderbook for Girls and Boys. Since last week, after art class, which now is art-music-Spanish taught by me with the girls 'help' :), she and her sister can't get John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt out of her heads.
To a long lasting CHILDHOOD!
P.S: My friend, their art teacher, also talked about this with our other friend, their music teacher (we all share art, music, and Spanish classes on Wednesdays), and they thought that maybe the music selections would be regarded as 'babyish'. Much the contrary. They were welcome and thoroughly enjoyed by all the kiddos ages 5 and a half to 8.