Reading Reflex: Weeks Five Through Eight

Between holidays and the sickies, we’ve been a little less strict on implementing the Reading Reflex program.

Week 5
We used the Handwriting without Tears method to practice writing the sound pictures. As we wrote the letters, we said their sounds not their names. We also continued reading the BOB books although Drama King loves to just guess what the words are instead of sounding them out. It frustrating for him to not quickly pick it up as he has with many other things so I simply reinforce that it’s ok reading isn’t easy because everyone struggles with something. Little T moved quickly through the third phase of the program so I’ve got to pull the book out and research teaching the next phase for him. I wasn’t expecting him to move through it so quickly.

Week 6, 7 & 8
Tim took time off so we spent a lot of time together as a family. We played games. We got the sickies. We vegged on the couch. We played sound games. We read. We watched many performances of Gangnam Style by Psy. If you don’t know what that is be thankful. I was blissfully unaware of the whole craze until a few weeks ago. Now, I see it all the time because Drama King can’t get enough of it.

By Angelia Embler

Angi grew up in southern Arizona but now lives in central New Mexico with her husband, two sons and four dogs. She creates, answers @Yoast support, and loves to ramble. Find her curled up with a book or watching her favorite TV shows, movies, or American football game. ?

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