Studying Pays Off

KYREAD0008_600Even at this young age, studying pays off.  I’ve been practicing with Kylie once a day and sometimes twice a day for about half an hour (she used to only handle 10 to 15 minutes) on her reading and sight words and it has tremendously helped her do well on her tests!  Before, I was switching off with husband but I needed to just take control of this and do it all because she was only doing mediocre before.  She has been reading at least 3 books a week and practicing at least 20 sight words per week consistently!  On top of that she is also acing her math (addition) and spelling tests!  She only did badly once on her spelling test and that was during the first week she returned to school after winter break.

This morning, she wanted to do it all:  finish all her math, all her sight words, all her books, spelling practice, and her comprehension bubble map homework, but she accidentally flipped her papers too close to her eyes and got a paper cut in one eye so we had to stop because it was hurting too much.  By the time she felt better it was time for school.

She came home this afternoon and was so proud of herself for doing so well.  She showed me all her stickers for all the books she read and all the sight words she was able to test out of…which was about 3 pages of words.  I read her teacher’s notes and I was so proud.  Never have I felt this proud of Kylie.  She really put in 100% and it showed and she’s only in Kindergarten.

2 thoughts on “Studying Pays Off

  1. Well done Kylie and Lee!!! I would love if you have links or books to share with me as I’m doing the same with my son. We send him to a Finnish pre-school and I want to keep his English up to par. Thank you in advance!! And that is a beautifully gentle picture. Hugs, Sharon


    1. Sharon, I can do a post on the books my daughter is reading soon here (but I can also e-mail their titles and levels). I just took some photos of her books. I’m wondering though…I know that the U.S isn’t at the top of the list in education (based on the news I’ve seen) so there is a possibility that she is only doing great compared to other U.S kids but may be behind compared to other countries (???). I think this would be a good way to figure that out. I’m curious now. 🙂


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