I have a one track mind this week: Cubs baseball! My maternal grandparents lived most of their lives in Chicagoland. Grandpa always expected a Cubs World Series victory was eminent. Whenever they lost, it was always a refrain of “Better luck next year!” My grandmother’s father made her sit and write scores as they listened to the radio in the 1920s.
Neither of the these grandparents are alive today to celebrate the Cubs’ win of the World Series 2016. It is up to me and my generation to do so. I’ve made a Cubs win booklet to share with all the Cubs fans that may want it for their little ones.
My four-year-old daughter is not yet reading. But the other day she was delighted to see the “Go Cubs Go” marquee in front of the doctor’s office. To her surprise (and mine!) she told me what it said! We’ve also enjoyed counting the “W” banners as we drive around town. Noticing letters around us is a great pre-literacy skill. Since Strawberry does know most of the first letter sounds, she can also sound out some CVC words (when she feels like it). She tried to stay up to watch the game last night, but she did fall asleep. I was happy to tell her of the Cubs’ win this morning!
She’s always proud of herself for reading the familiar words and sounding out some CVC words. I decided to help her celebrate. In the Go Cubs Go reader I wrote, she can find some familiar sight words and sound out some CVC words that I know she knows. She needed help with some other words. Now that she has figured it out, she loves that she can read it to me!
I’m excited to celebrate with my little one. Are you? Did you stay up for the epic game last night?
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