|All the votes on top were for blue|
|Hamsters were a strong second.|
|MacKenzie mastered her Queen's Cards|
|Nathan read all his classmates' names,|
|and Kayla K did, too. Way to go!|
One fine moment came when I paused in our read aloud book on this page just after I read the words, "He quickly added—" and turned the book around so the class could see it. "Can anyone read the word Jack added to his journal," I asked.
The class scrunched up their eyes and studied the word I was pointing to. I could see their lips move as they tried to sound out the word. Caleb's eyes flashed and his hand went up.
"Caleb, do you think you know the word Jack added?" I asked.
"Amazing," he answered.
"Yes, amazing. It's amazing. That's not a kindergarten word, and you just read it. Way to go, Caleb. That's what happens when you learn the Soundabet. After while you can sound out some really big words." Caleb beamed. He glowed. And I wouldn't be surprised if he tingled with happiness.