Yesterday was Rebecca's last day of reading assistance. She is officially caught up with her peers. In celebration we went to Bertucci's for dinner and let her pick a brand new book from Barnes and Noble. She chose the first in the American Girl Samantha series. We also purchased _You Read to Me, I'll Read to You_ as a Thank You gift for her reading instructor.
I'm impatiently waiting for a book from Amazon, also for Rebecca, about writing/designing/illustrating your own stories. She loves to write stories so we'll guide her into how to do it well, including the spelling. Her spelling is still awful, but it's improving ever so slowly.
On our walk to dinner, the topic of "What do I want to be when I grow up" began and then continued all through our meal.
A few snippets:
-Jonathon: I want to be an art teacher, a math teacher, a duckling teacher and a chick teacher.
-Dad: Katherine, you could be an engineer.
-Katherine: Oh, I don't think so.
-Dad: Why not? What do you think engineers do?
-Katherine: They drive trains.
-Nicholas: I want to be a space man. And then an art teacher. *he looks around the table* Who else is going to be an art teacher? [The answer: all the kids]