Norah drew this cow on her white board. It's head is so small! But, I am impressed because she seems determined to figure out how to draw these things on her own. She says, "This cow doesn't smell... bad. Its spots smell like green apples. But, be careful where you stand 'cause you could get kicked!"
"...the child should have a set time everyday to read for fun. Begin with half an hour for first graders, and build up to an hour of reading time daily... This is an important part of the child's education: it improves his reading skills, teaches him the habit of sitting still with a book, and reminds him that reading is fun... free reading ought to be spent on literature at or slightly below the child's present reading level so that he can simply enjoy himself. The easier reading will help him increase his speed." The Well Trained Mind: The Guide to Classical Education at Home by Jessie Wise and Susan Wise Bauer