November: I wish I had a whole classroom of students like Little Red.
1/28: Red can read. [Yes.] Red can read in Italian! [I’m learning that.] Red can read Italian words he doesn’t know. I said, “read this” and he did. He went through the whole list. If I had the first grade list on me I’d have made him read those, too, but I wasn’t prepared for him to do that.
5/12: [Chatting with Maestra Daniela in the copy room this morning. She said she had just completed some reading tests (in Italian) with the children and just can’t believe what a good reader Red is.] ” If the class is averaging 10 (including the Italian kids: Sofia and Gabriello) then Red is at 25. If you plopped him in a 1st grade class right now he’d still be decoding ahead of the class.”
[And all I could think was “I can’t believe I forgot to read with Reed for 20 minutes last night!”]