Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The word

Still no word on Nora's placement for preschool. I am trying to organize a trip to Albany in Feb. for the school break but it is hard when I don't know what the deal is with Nora's IEP and new school. Hopefully we'll get to stay at her current school but I have a feeling it won't be the case. And the preschool at Emma's school is also full.

She is a giggly girl at the moment. She loves to torment our dog, Ollie, or Lala. She rolls over him and he moans or grunts or licks her and she just falls to a giggly gob.

So we discovered that Nora knows her letter sounds. We have a the leapfrog alphabet magnets, bus, spinny wheel and board. They all say the sounds of the letter when touched. She's known O for a while but now she knows about 10 letter sounds. It is amazing. She'll see a D and say the duh sound. Or A she'll say apple. Or E she'll say eeee. And it is not isolated to just those toys. If we show her a flash card of a letter, she can tell us the sound or if we ask her to point to a letter on her alphabet place mat, she's able to do it. CRAZY!!! And she loves this song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DK9VPtz3EHQ and video. It was a song I used in teaching the sounds when I taught Kindergarten. (many moons ago) Anyway, pretty nuts.

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