Last month I went to parent teacher conferences perplexed and left with the same questions I started with. In second grade Gage was in a lower reading group (there were four and he was in the third one) and this year he’s in the top reading group and she only wants him reading 4th grade books. Although she acknowledged that he had no interest in reading chapter books. How many 4th grade picture books can you find? I guess it’s good she thinks he smart? Anyhoo, we’re trying, but it’s going so slow. For years I’ve been worried about a reading disability, but have been assured that isn’t the case, and now I’m wondering if it’s an attention problem. They call him the wanderer since he likes to walk around the classroom when his work is done (and sometimes when it isn’t!) 🙂
All of this to say that choosing his books for his yearly advent tree took longer than normal as I tried to find the books she wanted him reading with something that might possibly keep him interested. Also this year, I bought some like new used books as I sorted donations at the library so I was able to do this year way cheaper than in years past. Today’s book is a Scooby Doo book and we’re halfway through (5 chapters) and he’s liking it better than most.
On the shelf below is the Lego advent calendar that is a treat for all the books he’s going to be reading, lol.