S and I were at P’s school for the last day of his reading class. One of his teachers approached me to discuss how he performed. She said that P is their (in her words, not mine) “best reader“! Woohoo!!!
I guess somehow, deep inside, S and I knew that, as P would be reading a lot of advanced books (i.e., lots of words, albeit with pictures, but for a five year old…).
Thing is, she also mentioned that he’s quite oppositional. Situation: teacher asks him to read with them as a group. He refuses. But when he’s placed among other children, in order to read quietly—well, he reads aloud.
Also, he doesn’t like writing. Gotta practice…
Oh, but here’s something interesting. He likes writing stories. He likes making them up! Maybe we should get him into creative writing. What do you think?