Saturday, May 7, 2011

He Reads!

Will’s preschool set a collective goal of reading 5,000 books during the month of April. Each child kept track of the number of books that were read to them, and then reported that number to their teacher at the end of each week. The kids met their goal, reading an impressive 5,191 books between April 1st and April 30th!

Because I thought it’d be interesting, I kept track of not just the number of books we read to Will but the titles of the books as well. (This list doesn’t include the MANY books Will read to himself after he climbed into bed for the night.)

10 Friendly Fireflies
A Giraffe and a Half
The Berenstein Bears and the Real Easter Eggs IIIII
The Berenstein Bears and the Trouble with Commercials III
Big and Bad II
Blueberries for Sal
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2
Counting Colors
David Goes to School
The Day Jimmy’s Boa Ate the Wash IIIII
The Gingerbread Man
Goodnight Moon
If You Give a Cat a Cupcake
I’ll Teach My Dog a Lot of Words II
Iron Man 2: Iron Man’s Friends and Foes
Knuffle Bunny Free II
Llama Llama Red Pajama II
The Lost Treasure of Skull Island II
The Magic Treehouse #1
Mater the Greater
My First Nursery Rhymes
Nate the Great
No More Diapers for Ducky
One Monday II
One, Two, Three
Ouch! III
Puff the Magic Dragon II
Rescue Squad Mater II
Something Might Happen II
Spot Goes to the Farm
The Bunny Who Found Easter
The Strange Case of the Missing Sheep
Theodore’s Super Heroes III
Think Big III
Three Cheers for Tacky
Transformers: Attack of the Dinobots II
What is a Dinosaur?
What is a River?
When Daddy Took Us Camping IIIII
Whistle for Willie
The Windy Day

83 books!

And because this news is related, this is me shouting from the rooftops that Will is officially a reader. He’s been devouring “beginning reader” books for a while, but has officially graduated to almost any children’s book we put in front of him. We are so impressed, and so proud. And he’s so proud of himself, especially when he reads to his little sister.

Congratulations Will!

1 comment:

Thomas Ferris said...

You forgot to include all of the instruction booklets for Wii games that he reads, in a desperate attempt to satisfy his video game needs until he gets to play again on the weekend.