The Continuing Adventures of SuperPreemie

Halfway Through Third Grade

Posted on: February 18, 2013

Like a bull she is charging through these books.A couple of weeks ago at Thursday Dinner, the kids had to be plunked down in the family room for quiet reading time because Jess was putting E to bed right at the same time that I needed to go get Matthew from the train station and they had been super-crazy all afternoon already (having, among other things, flooded the downstairs bathroom). Shoshanna pulled Jess’ copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone off the shelf and was almost halfway through it by the time we sat down to dinner.

The next day she read Harry Potter and the Chamber of SecretsPrisoner of Azkaban took her a little longer, as did Goblet of Fire (which is the book she picked for her February book report)She has since re-read Prisoner of Azkaban about three times – it’s her favorite. This Thursday she sat down with Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (to do her 20-minutes-of-reading-every-day homework that we never even bother to worry about because really the challenge would be to LIMIT her to 20 minutes of reading a day…)Reading my Illustrated Classics *Heidi*, which I got from my grandparents in 3rd grade. and when I came back into the room a half-hour later, she was reading Heidi because the beginning of Order of the Phoenix was too scary for her. She has also recently devoured Anne of Green Gables and A Little Princess. She took The Secret Garden to school with her last week but I don’t know if she’s finished it or not.

Report cards came out from both regular school and religious school within the past 10 days, and we had her parent-teacher conference last Tuesday. To say she’s doing well would be an understatement… her grade improved from the first to the second quarter, and all of her teachers love her. Two comments sum up halfway-through-third-grade Shoshanna. From one of her RS teachers: “She demonstrates a great deal of enthusiasm for class activities”. From Mrs. V, on her presentation of her Black History Month project (which was about Martin Luther King, of course): “Clear, loud, and energetic.”

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