Sunday, January 19, 2014

Zoya Reading (Video)

It's been a while since I wrote any posts about education on my blogs! Just to recap, Zoya attends preschool 5 days a week for 3 hours each morning. I work with her at home about 30 minutes on average each day on the list of goals I've set (longer on the weekends when she's not in school).  She loves "doing work with mama" which is what she calls it! Zoya loves reading and is really very good at it! She's been working on a sight word foundation and recently I've started working on a phonics approach with her to continue expanding her reading abilities! She's using some awesome beginning reader strategies to decode new words, such as using picture clues paired with sounding out the new word! For anyone who might be wondering, we used Preschool Prep Co. as a foundation to learn her first sight words. You can find previous blog posts where we used Preschool Prep Co. HERE.  After she mastered those sight words, she began working on the Fry Word List's top 300 functional words for reading, writing, and spelling. The book in the first video is a printable from A to Z Reading. I loved this site when I was teaching, and love it even more now that I'm teaching my girls. You can sign up for a free trial and print lots of materials! Math is a whole other story and a little more difficult for Zoya....I'm working on some videos to share what we've been working on in that area too! I'm proud of her determination and she is so proud of herself when she watches these videos! I take videos of her reading mainly so she can watch them back...I find it's really helpful in motivating her and improving her fluency!

Here are a couple videos of Zoya reading:



And one of her learning to pedal a bike....has nothing to do with reading but it's a new skills and she's just so adorable :) 


9 comments:

  1. She reads amazingly! Wow. I seriously can't believe how well she reads at her age, I've never heard a 5 year old read so confidently. Well done Zoya!
    And she's so polite! The 'thank you mama' melted my heart :)

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    1. Thank you! She is really something special! I love her motivation and eagerness to please...she really is a sweet girl :)

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  2. Wow!!! Such a big girl! Way to go Zoya!!!

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  3. Yay Zoya! You are a great reader. You could read me a story any time! Great job on the bike too. ♥

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  4. Zoya is such a smart girl! Way to go, Zoya!
    Sarah, I know you guys are Christian. Can you pray for me and my family? I wanted to email you but lost your email addy. I had to make a report this weekend to protect a child AND an elderly adult and my heart is breaking. Please pray that this will be a positive healthy outcome for this family Lori (Maine)

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    1. Praying! spbasile at gmail dot com

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  5. Great reading she is just the cutest I love how she looks at you for approval and to see if you are happy and the thank you mama adorable.

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    1. I know, I adore how she's always looking for approval, as her confidence improves, she's starting to look to me a little less which is both happy and sad all at the same time :) I do think part of her personality is that she always wants everyone to be happy :)

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