A while back I wrote about GG and her reading habits. I hated to make her stop reading so much, but even with the restrictions, she has made me one proud momma!
GG was only able to finish the first six Harry Potter books by the last week of school when they stopped taking quizzes for Accelerated Reader. I say "only", but having my 9 year old read those books, some of which are pretty big, is quite an accomplishment in itself.
I knew within the last few weeks of school that she was kicking ass with her points accumulation for Accelerated Reader. The third graders had a Candy Land type board hanging on the wall outside the classrooms. Each child had their own gumdrop and would move up the board based on how many points they had.
Because of the Harry Potter books, GG was given a new and bigger gumdrop. She was on round two of working through the board. This was when I realized she was the top reader in the third grade and would receive a special prize at the end of the school year. Each child, first through fifth grade, receives a book for participating, but the top readers from each grade receive something special, like a gift card.
The last day of school, GG received a book, Mr. Popper's Penguins, and a $25 gift card to a local book store. I was so incredibly proud of the hard work she put in to be awarded those prizes, but I was completely blown away by her work about a week later. I came to find out that not only was GG the top reader in the third grade, but she was ranked fifth in the whole school. Fifth out of approximately 170 students. The students above her were fifth graders.
This is definitely a Proud Mommy Moment that I was more than happy to
Until next time...