overnight. At Blue Ridge Elementary in Pinetop, they are learning to read using the whole word method. Very little, if any, time is spent on phonics. Coming from Masonic Heights which focuses specifically on a phonetic awareness program has made me realize the value of both systems. So, during daily scripture study and other mom-daughter reading time we have been working on phonics.
Over this Christmas break Addy has been totally excited about all the possibilities of reading and sounding out words. She has found some early reader books and has been soaring through them. Book after book she has slowly sounded out each word and when completed -- on to the next book.
Today, after coming home from a date night with Dad, Addy sneaked up to my room and asked, "Mom, please can I read just one more book. I don't want to forget all the new words. I just don't want to stop learning."
We are so proud of her!