Lily brought home her first reader from school today, a 16-page book called The Tin Man. She pulled it out this evening and read THE ENTIRE BOOK to me over the course of about an hour. The word "the" tripped her up the most, but then she got that it is more of a sight word rather than one that can be properly sounded out. By the end of the book she was recognizing a bunch of words by sight!!!
I am SO SO SO SO SO SO PROUD of you, Lily!!!
When she finished it, this is what she said: "I read the whole book! And we can read it again tomorrow!!" (This at over an hour past her bedtime...!)
Wow. What a great day! (It also happens to be our 5th wedding anniversary. :)