Tuesday, April 21, 2015


In less than 2 years M has gone from barely reading to reading faster than I do with excellent recall.  Tonight I asked her to read a book silently.  I read along and she finished every page before I did.  Then I surprised her and asked the animal each character brought to the pet show.  She knew all of them.  And her eyes were shining like "Ask me another question!"  She's 7.

Today at the library she picked up the entire wimpy kids series and read them 3 of them in as many hours.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Piano piano piano

M does some amazing things on the piano.  She took the song she learned in her book and transposed it into 3 other keys.  This song has a right hand melody with 1 and 5 chords played rhythmically in the left.  She taught herself to play "Sweet Hour of Prayer" out of the Simplified Hymn Book (not Hymns made Easy).  That song has Soprano and Alto parts with 1 voice in the bass clef. 

I don't know how she does this. 

She just grins and says she is using her ears and her music reading powers.

It really is wonderful for her to have this creative outlet.  She's learning to think in so many directions.  It's great.