Family Life

One of his classmates is jealous of J?!

A few weeks ago, while on Winter Break, we ran into one of J's classmates at the library. The inevitable "what are you checking out?" conversation ensued. We are currently working our way through the library's selection from the Henry and Mudge series by Cynthia Rylant and illustrated by Suçie Stevenson (short chapter books with lots of pictures,… Continue reading One of his classmates is jealous of J?!

Family Life, Photography

We have two award winners in the house this week!

Woo hoo! Yeah us! First, I got another Fab Four for FMS Photo a Day. For those unfamiliar with PAD, it is a group of photographers that take a picture every day based on a prompt, then one of the group's moderator goes through all of the photos (literally thousands!) and selects 4 they like… Continue reading We have two award winners in the house this week!

Family Life

Any ideas for improving reading comprehension?

Do any of you have suggestions for helping my son increase his reading comprehension? I'd better give you a little background. My five year old is hyperlexic. Basically, for him, written English was his first language and he is still working on spoken English. Sometimes when he speaks he sounds as if English is his second language… Continue reading Any ideas for improving reading comprehension?

Family Life, Humor

My son is a genius! No, not really.

That is the Sunday New York Times Crossword Puzzle IN PEN!!!     Ha ha, if you look closely you can see he was just writing words and numbers in the squares.     Actually, he really did amaze us with his memory and reading ability today. You'd think not much would surprise us at… Continue reading My son is a genius! No, not really.