In Kid's Klub Friday afternoon, Ty demonstrated to me that he knows the uppercase Soundabet. With that behind him, mastery of the lowercase Soundabet cards is not far off.
Ty is now standing at the gates of literacy.
With some practice putting the sounds he's learned to use in early reading and writing projects, Ty will cross the threshold into the land of literacy and, interestingly, soon forget that there was ever a day he didn't know how to read.
Though I didn't snap a picture, we celebrated his with a tea party and cupcake.
Achievements like Ty's can make my day.