Ellie

Last year when Ellie started Kindergarten, the teacher asked the kids what they wanted to do in Kindergarten. A lot of the kids said things like "I want to play in the classroom's kitchen," or "I want to color." Stuff like that. Ellie, on the other hand, said that she wanted to learn how to read (specifically, she wanted to learn how to read "Brown Bear, Brown Bear). She did, obviously, and this year, she got picked as one of the first students to participate in the first grade "Junior Great Books" program. It's something that's supposed to challenge her more than the usual one sentence per page books she usually brings home to practice reading. Yesterday she brought home the first story for the program: Mother of the Waters, a Haitian folktale. Definitely more challenging material.
We're very proud of our smart girl!

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