We started school on Sept 9 and have had no days off so we are in our 5th week. Today is the first day that the kids could choose a good from the media center (library) and DS was so excited about today. He was hoping they had an American Girl book he could take out. He came home today and said they were only allowed to take out a book from the shelf, so he took out a level 1 book on butterflies. He read the book in 3:49 with no t one question about the words and while he knows some about butterflies it is not like he is an expert on the subject. At what point would you send the Librarian an email asking if he can take out a level appropriate book?
Also, at what point did your kid get independent reading or guided reading in school? As best I can figure out DS' class is not doing it yet. From what he tells me in all my prodding is that the only time the kids read is when they are doing centers and that is when he reads the specific lesson from Storytown. The only other time he has to read is when they get back from lunch and the books are sorted according to type and not level. As best I know he has never been assessed for his reading level except when he took the PMAP assessment test which is a computer test and most kids got a level of beginning reader in Kindergarten but he had an Lexile level.
I wanted to see how common this is or if this sounds weird to others. Thanks
Jen - Mom to two December 12 babies
Nathaniel 12/12/06 and Addison 12/12/08