Friday, April 14, 2017

Kate Skates

     This week (and maybe weeks to come) I have decided to not just post the book that I'm reading but to also post the book Haleigh is reading! I thought this would be a fun way to not just incorporate her in my blog but to encourage her to read more.

This week I am reading the same book I was reading last week. Whisper To Me by Nick Lake. I am not as far as I want to be because I have been binge watching shows like 13 Reasons Why and Confess but I am liking(?) what I am reading so far. I put a question mark because I am still unsure. I like some of what I'm reading and then some... I am just so confused. That could be though because I haven't read enough yet to really grasp what is going on. Essentially this book is about a girl who is hearing a voice in her head and it may be the soul of the lady whose foot she found on the beach. Who may or may not have been killed by the Houdini Killer - someone who is stealing women and presumably killing them in her town. I don't know but I am sure I will find out soon!

     Yesterday when I was talking to Haleigh's teacher on the phone she was telling me that Haleigh is already reading at a first grade level. I am so proud of her! She second guesses herself on some words (which I reassure her when she has it right) but all in all she is doing awesome. This is the first book that has come home from school that says '1st grade' on it. She is SUPER proud - as she should be. I hope and pray that she is a bookworm like her momma! Before she started kindergarten her biggest goal was to be able to read, so her and her friends could start their own book club. I'd say it's almost time to start that up.
     I am looking at different ways to encourage her to read over the summer. I'm thinking 100 books and she gets a gift certificate to somewhere fun. Maybe at each 25 she can have a small treat? I don't know but something to encourage her to read a ton during the summer. More on this later when I have more of a detailed plan. I'll leave you today with a video of Haleigh reading some of her new book!

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