Journal: News & Comment

Monday, October 04, 2004
# 11:09:00 PM:

School works

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My oldest daughter is six, and started grade 1 last month. My wife is a teacher, and I'm an editor, so we've encouraged her to learn to read for some time now, but it never caught on. She's always liked us to read to her, and she's been practising her upper-case letters and trying to figure out how to spell words for a long time, but reading stuff she didn't already know frustrated her.

And yet, after just a few weeks of school, she's printing lower-case letters, doing basic spelling tests, and, as of today, reading a short, beginning-reader version of The Tortoise and the Hare to the rest of the family.

School works, you see.

Oh, and on an unrelated web geekery note, Ev's leaving Blogger, apparently on good terms.


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