This week Elliot completed one of the three second-grade pathway readers that he will read this year, reminding us that we’re a third of the way through our year already! In just twelve weeks he’s made even more progress in reading than I could have imagined. He and I played a game today where I tried to write out big words to see if I could stump him, and I had a really hard time coming up with anything he couldn’t easily read (words like “composition”, “determination” and the like). He would giggle with delight when he’d read it and surprise me. He’d say things like “Mom, don’t you know I can read thirteen-letter words. Maybe you need to try a fourteen-letter one to make it harder.” We’re so proud of this boy!