"That doesn't sound right," she said with an intonation that was eerily familiar, "Maybe I should switch the sounds."
"Beginning to monitor for meaning and attempting to self correct," I write on her reading record thinking, "It's June, so NOW this first grader is taking off!"
During the next group of formerly reluctant learners, I hear, "Can we write today?" as they reach my table.
"I guess we could," I respond as I smile a grateful smile and adjust my plans remembering that not so long ago, these emerging readers and writers did not understand the concept of a word!
In these parts, June is filled with the culmination of 10 months of hard work. Learning blossoms as June happens.