Before you know it these kids are going to know how to read and I an going to wonder where the time went. Zayd enjoys writing and had started drawing books. My favorite was last week's project that made it's way to show and tell, a recreation of the Nat Geo Kids book "Monsters of the Deep".
His teacher told me today that Zayd is doing great with sentence structure and in December his teacher requested, "I know he is sight reading at home, but please try to really focus on phonics with his lessons." (Sight reading? I thought) Since then, I've noticed she's right. He's sight reading sometimes and making lots of educated guesses based on initial consonant sounds.
Not to be outdone, Zahra likes to guess letter sounds too. She's got about seven down and otherwise just says "eh, eh, eh" for the other 19 letters of the alphabet. She's writing more and more. Today she traced her hand expertly. "Look mommy. I traced my hand! And I did it well!"