Reading lessons with my distractable chatter box:
Keianna is such fun. Listening to her read to me is quite an experience, as her brain is just so busy. In front of her is the sentence, “Now the old man is not cold and the goat is not cold.”
Keianna will read, “Now” and then interrupt herself, “It is almost lunch time, I smell soup!”
Then she proceeds with, “The old man” and looks up again, “Mommy, you are not old. Daddy is a little bit old. Kieran isn’t old.”
I redirect her to the page and she continues, “…is not cold and the goat” Uh, oh, she looks up again, “After this we will do handwriting!” And back to the book, “is not cold.”
Whew. Now we go back to the beginning and I have her reread it without the sidetracked interjections.
When instructed to not interrupt her own reading and stay focused on the page she can usually do it, but if I forget to give this particular instruction, her entire lesson continues in the same amusing fashion.