My little Cricket. (okay so maybe he's not so little anymore...) Today, he read his very first book. No, not ever. He's been "reading" for over a year, but not on his own. He has always said he wanted to read, so I've sat with him for reading time while he patiently sounded out words. He's super good at sounding things out. In fact, he gets distracted because he loves all the different sounds. :) But today, for the first time ever, he read a book out loud to us (during lunch) on his own, because he wanted to, and he did really well!!! He didn't even stop to sound stuff out (which is a huge step in my opinion) he just plowed right through! Congratulations, my boy!
"Small Pig", by Arnold Lobel. Read by Cricket, most amazing of boys.