"Today was a really exciting day of lessons in the household! The first student and I worked on a reading comprehension assignment on St. Patrick's day. We practiced underlining important words and looking for our answer in our passage. She read well today, with quite a few less mishaps and stops, as she was reading much slower than last time - I hope the trend continues. We then covered more multiplication, and during our session, she memorized all of her fours (without needing to calculate patterns) and recited them all to mom! It was great to see how excited she was to get it and we had fun doing them. We used our "dot" game again, which seems to be working quite well with her - she even takes the lead and gives herself "dots" when she gets a question wrong. She's quite competitive, so trying to get zero dots is a challenge she tackles pretty happily. The second student and I had a reading session today. I was quite happy to know that he had done the reading I had given him during spring break, and then we went on to read more. During our session, we read an entire chapter in turns, while adding "hard" words to our list. He was more confident in his reading today, and had a few less stops and starts. He's gotten better at pronouncing syllables rather than just guessing at the word. He was content with reading an entire chapter, and we talked about all the crazy plot changes and what certain out-of-context words meant. I was really happy about him taking up the initiative on his word list. Rather than having me point out the words, he actively looked for words and asked if we could add them to the list! I was quite proud of him for being able to sit down and read so much with much less error and stuttering and a whole lot more confidence. Both were very proud of themselves over their accomplishments (and most definitely should be!)."