M’s new first grade teacher is very into reading (as she should be). I told M to show her that he can read very well (thinking he would read to her). Instead, he decided he wanted to take a book to school and read it to his class. He’s such a brave kid. I would never have done that when I was a kid .. never ever! He took a level 3 (Step Into Reading) book to school and asked his teacher if he could read it to the class. She said yes and he did. I’m so proud of him! Not just that he reads well but that he had the courage and confidence to want to get up in front of class and do it. Wow!