9 hours ago
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
The perils of a know-it-all sister
Max has been doing great with his sight words. His teacher sent home a batch printed on index cards, and when we read books and the words come up Max points to the card and says the word.
Sabrina grabbed the index cards the other day and started testing Max. She pulled out "go" and showed it to him. Word, Sabrina is not that far along with reading.
"What's this word, Max?" she demanded.
"Oh!" said Max, and I knew he was saying "go."
"Nooooooo, Max," said Sabrina, who had no clue what the word was.
Then she pulled out "said."
"Max, what's this?" she asked.
"Eh!" said Max. I knew he was saying "said."
"Nooooooo, Max," said Sabrina. "And this?" she asked, showing him the "play" card.
"Aaaaay!" said Max. ["Play."]
"Noooooo," said Sabrina.
"ESSSSSS!" ["YESSSSSS!"] said Max.
Posted by Ellen Seidman at 12:10 AM