Saturday, August 31, 2013

Sight Words!

I am so excited to post that AJ is starting to learn to read! He has obviously been working on sight words at school and at this point, knows about 15 or so. Last night before bed we were reading a book that was way too old for him to read. It's one we read together, but I'd never expect him to read at his age. But I started pointing to some words, I thought he could help me with (The, and, it) and he would read them. We did this for 2 chapters.

Then, this morning he wanted to do more, so we picked up his Flat Stanley At Bat book that is a I Can Read Level 2 book. It's much more appropriate for him to read. He did awesome! I can't believe how quickly he can pick up the words I teach him.

Here are a list of words he can read:

The, can, it, he, be, to, and, an, a, no, in, was, I, ball, bat

I'm going to get him some more I Can Read books because they are awesome! And he LOVES to read!


Thursday, August 29, 2013

AJ's Favorites - Age 5

I was talking to my Mom the other day and she reminded me that it's been a while since I've done a post that talks about what AJ is into these days. I always love looking back at these posts and seeing how he's changed. I asked him some questions yesterday and here are his answers:
Food: Noodles
Color: Purple
Best Friend: Kelan
Animal: Lion
School subject: science
Activity: "play video games for the whole entire day"
Sport: ski ball
Outdoor activity: swim
Books:  Magic Tree House, My Fathers Dragon and Flat Stanley.
Music- Selena Gomez, Beiber, Katy Perry, Lifehouse, Pitbull, Jason Mraz, Maroon 5, Toby Keith- (Red Solo Cup), Blake Shelton- (Boys Around Here).
Shows: Word World, Chuck, Justin Time, The Voice, AGT, Duck Dynasty
Movie- Despicable Me 2
Here are a few other things about AJ at the age of 5:

He still loves to sleep w us- (on weekends only)
Loves his dog, Jazzy. He talks to her like he is her dad. Stern but loving
He told me recently that he wants his whole family to live in his home. Grandparents, aunts, uncles....
We continue to work on riding a bike and skating. He's not terribly interested tho.
Movie- despicable me 2
He has already been to 2 Bronco games!