Zion started school in San Diego at a charter school called the Language Academy.
He did three years of school there, kinder, 1st and 2nd, all in Spanish.
It was a great experience for him and I wish all the boys could have had the same opportunity.
Moving here meant giving that up, and I was sad for Zion, and a little worried that he would be behind in English.
I mean, obviously, he speaks English........
but he did very little reading and writing in English while at the Language Academy.
(they catch up this skill with their students starting in the 3rd grade)
All the teachers at the Language Academy assured me that Zion would be fine and catch up in six months.
They knew what they were talking about!
Zion was a little behind coming in, but by Christmas, he had a huge burst of reading advancement!
Here are some the books he has been pouring through.
Additionally, he got this really fun book for Christmas.
Wreck This Journal
It appeals to the boy and the artist!
So I found this page, (from the journal) in his pants when I was doing the laundry last week.
So proud to have "reader" kids!