Monday, September 03, 2007

Class final!

Well, this next week is a doozy folks! I have one more day of testing kiddos then I'll be done with that (whew! About 60 total!). Then I have one week left in class number one. Then I have about two weeks left of meetings with parents, plus parent/teacher night this Friday...Hence the lack of posting material. I'm just too busy to observe, and I hate that!

I am tutoring this adorable little girl. Really. She is just too cute. Has the best personality, laughs at the drop of a hat, and really enjoys learning. It's great fun.

Here's a little tidbit of info for you parents of young children. Did you know that the vocabulary in children's literature is much richer than spoken language, including radio and TV? Did you know that the difference between a child in the 20th percentile of their class and a child in the 80th percentile of their class is that the child in the 20th percentile reads only .7 minutes per night, and a child in the 80th percentile reads 14 minutes per night? And that the child who reads .7 minutes per night is exposed to about 22,000 words in one year, while the child who reads 14 minutes per night is exposed to 1,400,000 words per year? Yep. That's the stats.

I know you all will sleep better tonight. For me, exhaustion is a great sedative.


Anonymous said...

Whew! Now I understand the no emails and lack of posting. Praying for you this week. I think I'll go get a book and read. Ü

Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Good luck and hurry back!


Craver Vii said...

Thanks for sharing. I needed that. Lately, I have had less and less motivation to read to the kids. Honestly, I think my skills are waning. Maybe I should ask them to read to me!

Anonymous said...

im on your compyooter.

eatin' your internetz.

wow, im bored.