One of the tricky things about having children in school, is having children home for summer vacation. Suddenly, old routines are changed out of necessity, and new routines are born.
The trickiest thing I have found so far, is trying to keep my little readers interested in reading.
Not only interested, but able to keep up their pace, so they won't be lagging in the coming school year.
So, I devised a plan.
During the final book fair of the school year, I bought two sets of books that were Sissy's reading level. A total of 32 books, that Sissy enjoys reading.
To make sure she is not only reading them, but also comprehending them, I decided that I would read every book before her, and write a 10 question quiz (similar to an A.R. test, if you know what that is) about the story.
What I was not anticipating was the fact that I would inadvertantly become the world's foremost expert on America's favorite Kindergartener...Junie B. Jones.
I can tell you her favorite color, her favorite kind of head, her opinion of THAT Jim, and about her undying love for Ricardo.
There was a week or two when I fell behind Sissy's pace. When I finally got around to writing more tests for her, she commended me with a "Good Girl". I'm sure if she could reach, I would have gotten a good ol' pat on the head as well.
Don't worry. I make sure to play the martyr when discussing it with Roon.
"I'll take your turn writing a test, if you get me a treat".
Just don't tell him I enjoy it...
That would ruin everything!