Monday, January 18, 2010
My Brilliant Kindergartener
The reality--my child is . . . you guessed it . . . average.
Fastforward seven years. My youngest child is reading in kindergarten. Is it because of my brilliance as a teacher and all of the work I've invested in him? No. He's just ready to read earlier than his sisters. I feel like I've done less with him (formally) than I have his sisters, but he's actually much sharper than I remember them being in kindergarten. One reason--he's older. He is an October birthday, thus, almost six when kindergarten started. Second reason--I think his sisters and his father have made up for what I have not done. Who knows--maybe he will be ABOVE average. Wink! Wink!