I have unshakable faith in children. They always show me the way. ♥

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I can read that...

Benicio has been learning English for slightly more than a year. He is completely dedicated to learning and takes everything I say very literally, obviously trying to put it into practice with his own learning. He is, quite honestly, amazing. The progress that he's made in the past ten weeks is remarkable.

Yesterday in the library, our librarian was reading Duck at the Door aloud to my class. She turned to one of the pages that was mostly an illustration, and in the center of the page were a few words in a regular size font and then "Duck" in larger letters.

I heard Benicio whisper, sort of in awe of himself, "I can read that!"

And then he did: "Duck."

I can scarcely imagine what he'll be doing by the end of the year. I sort of can't wait to find out... ♥


2 comments:

Nathalie said...

I always love that moment, when learning a new language, when I realize that the text makes sense, that I understand what it says.

*squishes you both*

kirsten said...

I also love that you've seen pictures of them, too. I'll show you him in email next week (poke me about it).