One week that I was in his classroom, I saw Max reading Captain Underpants his friends. His excitement was contagious.
We've found that Maxwell will put in the effort to read these books: Captain Underpants, Comic books, & STARWARS. It's a start.I do remember that when I was doing literacy workshops for KUED for parents the information said to let them pick what they would read.
He's catching on, even reading everything while in the car. It's been quite the process, but worth it.
When we are at church we bring a churchbag with some paper and crayons to help entertain the kiddos. A few months ago, Max showed me what he'd been working on, he wrote a Halloween book about the costumes. He was very proud to show me the illustrations.We took it to family dinner, where Amber Shaffer, Lex's sister-in-law commented that he may be a writer, instead of a reader. I'm happy that he could be both now.
He's constantly looking for shortcuts to be able to crack the code.Not wanting follow rules or to work hard.
it takes time. I kept telling him, but really was reminding myself this fact.
I got him STARWARS phonics books at the library. I was so excited that one Saturday morning instead of sitting in front of the TV, he brought the books to me and asked me if he could read them with me. I almost cried with joy.He wants fast, getting ahead of himself. A CHAMPION problem to have.
I was looking on GROUPON, a weakness of mine. I've had to learn to check with Lex before I buy anything.I saw and didn't buy, I'm proud to say, a pack of Tshirts, one of them said, "World's Okayest DAD." After this learning curve with my Maxwell I felt that I could've gotten away with someday owning one. One of my lines that I always tell people about my kiddos is, they're a lot of work, but worth it.