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Reading Recital

Thursday, January 24, 2013

 photo How_the_Grinch_Stole_Christmas_cover_zpsd8275c81.pngThe Twerp's pre-k class will have a reading recital at school. She came home last week with a letter from school about the reading recital with the paragraph that she is supposed to read attached to it. Oh no! Via doesn't really know how to read yet. She only knows the sounds to the letters but is not yet applying it so she can read. She does recognize a few words like her name, "free" for downloading ipad apps, and her classmates names.

The reading material is from "How the Grinch Stole Christmas." Her part is:

Every who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot.
But the Grinch, who lived just north of Whoville did not!
The Grinch hated Christmas. The whole Christmas season!
Now please don't ask why. No one quite know the reason.
It could be that his head wasn't screwed on quite right.
It could be, perhaps, that is shoes were too tight.
But the most likely reason of all is that
His heart may be two sizes too small.

What to do? I can't have her standing in front with a blank look because she can't read it! I had her memorize it. She's good in memorizing. Within 2 days she's already memorized her part. It needs a little polish so it doesn't look like she memorized it though. I hope it works!


Mommy Maye January 24, 2013 at 7:31 PM  

Good luck to your daughter. Kids are good at memorizing so she will make it!

Mommy Maye

anne lei January 24, 2013 at 8:18 PM  

practice makes it perfect right? she can do it. good luck to her recital.

ceemee January 24, 2013 at 10:31 PM  

Oh my! I think that's a little too long for a pre K student to read. I know even my daughter in Kinder couldn't really read that yet. Hope it went well.

aby January 25, 2013 at 12:57 AM  

good luck! i hope she knows how to read the soonest. hehe

Vera January 25, 2013 at 2:26 AM  

Ohh that's a tough one! For sure the teachers should know which kids can't read very well yet? Pero okay yung style mo, memorize muna. :)

Lady Anne January 25, 2013 at 2:46 AM  

Good Luck to little Via! I hope she'll do well on the recital.

Rizza January 25, 2013 at 3:53 AM  

Keep the trust mommy! Kids are like sponges. I'm sure she'll do well with those lines... mejo madami nga lang, hihihi... but have trust!

Daddy Allan January 25, 2013 at 3:52 PM  

Good luck. I know she can make it. Just keep on havign practice and let her remember not to be nervous inn front of the audience.

Mylene January 25, 2013 at 8:15 PM  

Hahaha... of course the teacher knows that your daughter can't read yet. That is why you were given a copy of what she will suppose to read. And the words are not really for pre-k. I don't know what is the purpose of this kind of activity? to deceive the audience? I think simple rhymes will do for kids.

You are right, little kids have a good memory. And this is the best way to save via from embarrassment during the reading recital.

max January 25, 2013 at 8:40 PM  

whoa...memorize those long lines just in 2 days? via is smart kid, and you did a good job too

Jellybelly,  January 26, 2013 at 2:48 AM  

I agree. I didn't see the point if all the kids will have to memorize their lines.

Jellybelly,  January 26, 2013 at 2:58 AM  

Thanks! Audience is not a problem. Via is not shy and likes performing on stage :) I just hope she remembers her lines. :)

Rosemarie/Gven-Rose January 26, 2013 at 3:20 AM  

you did the right thing mommy, have her memorize her part..

Aileen January 26, 2013 at 4:41 PM  

Maybe they shouldn't have called it a reading recital. Kids that age were only supposed to be able to read words or at the most, simple sentences. Sometimes, I don't understand some teachers hehehe...

Maan January 26, 2013 at 10:09 PM  

I agree with Mylene. It's not the right material from pre-K kids! But I know your Via will do great. Good luck!

Meikah YbaƱez-Delid January 27, 2013 at 3:26 AM  

Oh this is an interesting part of the young student's life! Am sure she'll do fine. You've trained her well. :D

Mom Michelle January 27, 2013 at 4:58 AM  

I think kids memorize first before learning how to read and I think that's effective. That's what my son did when he was in K1. :-)

Louise | Mommy Practicality January 27, 2013 at 8:40 AM  

I'm sure she will do just great! Don't be too pressured, the most important thing for me is that she does her best and that her parents are there to support and cheer for her! Good luck! :)

Marie January 28, 2013 at 3:19 AM  

Mommy, how old is your child? Sana, they gave her something age-appropriate ano? but anyway, ask her na lang to memorize. I did the same thing with my son din. he cannot speak good Tagalog kasi (he knows english lang) so I asked him to memorize it by heart.

Chan January 28, 2013 at 4:06 AM  

Goodluck to you guys! Im sure your twerp will be just fine :)

kat January 28, 2013 at 9:25 AM  

I am sure she'll do just fine. Good luck!

verna,  January 28, 2013 at 10:02 AM  

2 days? Wow! Kids nowadays are impressively smart.
Good luck to Via! I'm sure she can do it. She has the best coach, and she has the abilities.

RonLeyba January 28, 2013 at 8:12 PM  

Practice makes perfect. Repetition is the key to success.

Daddy Yashiro January 28, 2013 at 9:19 PM  

good luck to your little one. hope she will nail it.

ElizOF January 28, 2013 at 10:33 PM  

I'm impressed she memorized it already. Good for her and best wishes on the recital. :-)

Rose January 29, 2013 at 12:13 AM  

My daughter also has these activities. Did you ever notice how we can be so nervous about these while our kids are so cool about it?

Pinay Ricamora January 29, 2013 at 5:46 AM  

I know it would be a wonderful activity! We, parents, are always excited for activities for like this!

Pinay Ricamora January 29, 2013 at 5:48 AM  

Does she appreciate the Grinch's story?

January January 29, 2013 at 10:32 AM  

goodluck to your little one. :)

reese January 30, 2013 at 3:42 AM  

via is a bright kid, great

Jhari January 30, 2013 at 5:32 AM  

I love Dr. Seuss because all words rhyme and it's fun to read it to our kids too.

Olga January 30, 2013 at 9:06 AM  

I'm sure she'll pull it off just fine. But you may want to spend some extra time teaching her how to read. Kids are already expected to read and comprehend whole paragraphs before they even start first-grade. :)

Jellybelly,  January 31, 2013 at 4:15 AM  

Thanks for the tip Mommy :)

Jellybelly,  January 31, 2013 at 4:17 AM  

Thanks Sis!

Jellybelly,  January 31, 2013 at 4:18 AM  

Hmmmm you know I'm not sure... I'll ask her about it.

Jellybelly,  January 31, 2013 at 4:19 AM  

Thanks Mommy! We will surely be there for support.

Jellybelly,  January 31, 2013 at 4:19 AM  

That's what the teacher said. Still, I think they.'re demanding too much from the Pre-Ks

Jellybelly,  January 31, 2013 at 4:22 AM  

Exactly! I was more worried than she was.

Jellybelly,  January 31, 2013 at 4:24 AM  

Thanks :)

Jellybelly,  January 31, 2013 at 4:27 AM  

Via is 4. Some kids can already read at this age but still some of the words are big words.

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