For the last several summers the girls have joined a reading club at a nearby baptist church. They met once a week for reading, crafts, snacks, and a short video. Unfortunately, we missed lots of the meetings due to all of our traveling and company this summer, but we still managed to make it over to check out books. The library has given out medals for the top reader in each age group and my girls wanted to win. They all worked really hard. The older two read many books to Grace to help her.
Each year they have a pizza party with games and movies. It has been one of the highlights of the summer. At the end of the party they announce the winners who read the most pages of books specifically from their library.
A few minutes later they called Faith’s name. After they had given her the medal, they announced that she was the top reader in the whole program and gave her a little trophy! I was so proud of her especially knowing how hard she worked! She read over 4,000 pages!
Joy also worked very hard and was so sad that she did not win the medal for her age group. I know how hard she worked to read and was still very proud of her efforts, but she, bless her heart, is used to winning and is not accustomed to watching her sisters win instead. We talked about how it was okay to be sad, but not to be mad–always room for teaching moments!