Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Chapter Books!

Around here, we make a big deal the first time someone, reads a book all by themselves... actually anytime someone reads a book all by themselves whether it be big, or little, it's a big big deal. Recently in the primario dorm a beautiful thing has happened. It started in December with the two oldest boys in the dorm... Jonathan and Miguel read ALL of the Diary of a Wimpy kid series. But the rest of the dorm, the 4 fourth graders, hadn't quite made it to that level. So after some research and thanks to some great donations, we found the perfect series for each boy to start his first chapter book ever. And within a couple weeks... they all finished! We screamed and danced and took some pictures. 

Guillermo read Space Pirates! I'm couldn't be prouder of this little guy, he really just started reading this fall and now he's reading whole chapter books!!

And Gustavo read the first book in the Stink series!

Cesareo and Angel both finished their first chapter books as well... But wouldn't sit still long enough for me to take a picture.... it was quite an exciting moment. And the best part was the confidence that oozed out of each one of them. And when we handed each of them their next book in the series there were giggles and cheers.

It. was. beautiful.

And not wanting to be left out... Jose wanted a picture as well to show that he is now regularly reading books ... all by himself :)