Wednesday, May 4, 2011

God is Always With Us

Hadley is a beautiful little girl with a heart of gold and often times I wonder how I was blessed with such a daughter.  She has learned to read exceptionally well and she has a real passion for it.  She carries books with her everywhere and there are truly times when I have to fuss at her and say "put that book down!"  I love it!  I think this will help her with her future and I think reading is not only important but a great past time.

In first grade they have to turn in a weekly reading log on Monday mornings.  One of the reading log requirements is reading, either alone or with someone, for at least sixty minutes a week.  There are times when it's almost comical to think she'd read for sixty minutes a week, she cranks that out in a day sometimes! 

One of the other things they do for the weekly log is some type of reading comprehension.  There are various activities to illustrate the students understanding.  They really are a good worksheet (yes, this is one piece of homework I agree with!  I know, shocking!) they are good for Hadley and they are helpful for me as well because I get a little insight on how she thinks.

A couple of weeks ago we spent a little too much time enjoying our weekend and not quite enough time getting homework together, so late Sunday evening we were scrambling. 

I said, "Hadley just grab a book that you've read and do your reading log on it." 

One of her go to books is a little pocket book that was mine when I was a child (probably older though!).  It's a child's version of Daniel and the Lions Den she practically has it memorized and I'm certain she reads it weekly.  Hadley likes the story and she's very nostalgic so I know she reads it because she likes the romance of it being a book her mommy read. 

It was no surprise that Hadley chose to do her reading log on that book when we were in such a hurry but her understanding of the story blessed my heart!

Matthew 18:2-4 

 2 He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. 3 And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

It all makes sense when you see it through the eyes of a child.  We, as adults, clutter everything so much but it really is simple.  God is always with us!  Thank God for Hadley showing me that!

I am also blessed when I read her teacher's comments.  I've said, more than once, how much we adore her teacher and her comment is just perfect!  Good thinking Hadley! Amen to that Mrs. M#%@*& and thank you for acknowledging it!


  1. One of my favorite posts to date!!! :)

  2. love this ... love the worksheet as well ... you need to send me a copy of a blank one to use w/the boys ... i have a reading log already but not something like this